What’s Astro doing? He’s touching grandpa’s nose and saying “nose, nose, nose!”
Drawings For My Grandchildren is the Instagram account of Chan Jae Lee, a 75-year-old Korean man and artist based in Brazil. Separated from his grandchildren who live in Korea and New York, Chan started using Instagram after his son insisted it would be a better use of his retirement than watching television.
While Chan initially shot down the idea, the birth of his youngest grandchild, Astro, made him realize that he won’t always be around to see his grandchildren grow up and agreed to create the account as a kind of virtual gift to them.
Helped along by his wife (who writes the captions for each post) Chan has completed a drawing a day, sharing everything from family memories and everyday moments to random thoughts and life lessons. Check out more of Chan’s heartwarming work below!
French photographer Philippe Echaroux projects portraits of Brazil’s Suruí tribe onto the Amazon rainforest in his latest project “The Blood Forest”. Invited by chief Almir Surui Narayamoga to help draw attention to the issue of deforestation, Echaroux highlights members of the tribe that have been working to replant and protect their section of the forest. See more images below or in display at the Taglialatella gallery in Paris November 10 – December 15.
My talented buddy INSA just created the world’s largest animated GIF, with the help of a team of painters, and a satellite in space. The mural in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is part of his “GIF-ITI” series, an on-going project in which he paints murals several times over to create frames of animation. As you can see in the video below, working at this scale is no easy task!
Watch the video below.