25.07.08 by Jeff

Treading Water

I am going to admit to you all now that I failed Red, which was the third level of swimming at the time. I don’t think they use a color system now, but I am sure they still require you to be able to stay above the water – or as those buoyant people like to call it “treading water”. I guess I should thank all my elementary school friends for having all of their birthday parties at the wave pool (a.k.a. Hell) because eventually I was able to teach myself to tread water.

I came across the work of Sam Green recently and despite my childhood of tsunami-like birthday parties, I found them to be quite beautiful. These are pencil on paper, folks. Real talent.

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via: It’s Nice That













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • That last one is SUPER tight.

  • Miltrok

    yeah man! ILL work… really dig it. This is the type of art and drawing that inspired me to love art when I was 5 years old. My brother had fresh detailed drawings (not like this) but fresh style that inspired me! These are refreshing like a cold glass of water on a hot summer day (pun-intended). =)

  • haha yea man, its easy to fake your way through an art-related career these days because of digital shortcuts but i love stuff like this. all analog talent

  • amazing.





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Photographer Spotlight: Jason Travis

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According to Korean tradition, artisans have a habit of destroying and discarding imperfect pieces. Since 2001 Korean artist Yeesookyung has taken these porcelain fragments, creating beautiful, imperfect sculptures by fusing them with gold leaf in the Japanese tradition of kintsugi. See more images from “Translated Vase” below.

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Photos by Quentin Shih, who splits time between New York, Paris, and Beijing. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Peter Wileman

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Paintings by Peter Wileman. More images below.

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Photographer Spotlight: Julien Mauve

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