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"It's nothing to do with creating the perfect drawing, but just to capture the simplicity of an idea with complete freedom."

In "Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, and Joy" From PechaKucha Night Forster Vol. 4Ian Sercombe shares his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work that is inspired by beauty, magic, and serenity. Ian utilizes traditional adobe and hand-drawn sketches to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty.

Art Healing Hearts

"Is amazing how the subconscious can be echoed through art."

In Art Healing Hearts from PechaKucha Forster Vol.4Tanayah Tooze shared her amazing journey of healing through art. She made artworks for cover band, mural, fundraising and how she helps the disadvantaged children of Vietnam with her talents and genuine heart.

 




"If I can give a voice to people who don't have one, I'm all for that."

In "Something from Nothing" from PechaKucha Night Forster, Samantha Everett talks about her evolution from a fashion designer to fabric artist to an installation artist. She shares how her experience in textiles, fashion, and recovery has enhanced and rehabilitate her world. An unsuspecting and humble artist gives it here all here. 




"We all need shelter for survival and when that shelter is beautiful, magic, and fun, it will uplift our spirits."

In Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy from PechaKucha ForsterIan Sercombe shares being inspired by magic, mystery, beauty, and serenity, and how he invokes those ideals and aesthetics into his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work. He uses traditional adobe rammed earth structure and textures to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty to live a life in. 

Permaculture: A Food Growing Revolution

“I learned early on that nothing was wasted and everything was a resource.”

Horticulturist Megan Cook educates us on the concepts and tenets of permaculture. In “Permaculture: A Food Growing Revolution” from PKN Forster Vol. 2, Megan shows us that this design system for creating sustainable human environments that mimic natural ecosystems, and how it can be applied to any space.

Does the Aurora look the same to the naked eye as it does photographed?

Photographer Judith Conning’s passion involved traveling to and indulging in an environment few of us can imagine.

In “Chasing Aurora” from PKN Forster Vol. 3, see how she travels north of the Arctic Circle to capture one of the world’s most magical, beautiful natural phenomena: the Aurora Borealis.

[Calligraphy] is an art that is lost. How long is it since you’ve written a letter?

Retiree and ex-nun Gabby Toner speaks about her passion for calligraphy, art, and poetry. In “Passion for Letters” from PKN Forster Vol. 2, she speaks of her 23 years expressing her passion through written word.

"I pictured this photo in my mind for about 7 or 8 years, and it all just came together."

Photographer David Kernick discusses his digital work, particularly his landscape photography. In “Getting it Just Right” from PKN Forster Vol. 2 he discusses the patience involved in planning and finding these perfect moments, some stories that surround the their capture, as well as a few very personal interludes about his relationships with his subjects.

The statistics are overwhelming: 27 million men, women, and children are held in slavery across the world.

Amy Heague's daughter was about the same age as many of the children she came across being held as slaves in Cambodia.

In "27 Million" from PKN Forster Vol. 2, she discusses the reasons why Cambodia became notorious for human trafficking, and the actions she has taken to combat and drive out these horrific injustices. Amy encourages us to find the fire within ourselves to ruthlessly stamp out these practices any way we can.

The Impossibility of Nature

What comes of a synthesis of plastic into our natural world at the microscopic level?

The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials that make up her work are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination.

In "The Impossibility of Nature" at PKN Forster Vol. 2 her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world. 

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