OCTOBER 25, 2017
"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. 4, Ian 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.
OCTOBER 03, 2016
Art Healing Hearts
"Is amazing how the subconscious can be echoed through art."
In Art Healing Hearts from PechaKucha Forster Vol.4, Tanayah 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.
SEPTEMBER 07, 2015
"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.
AUGUST 31, 2015
"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 Forster, Ian 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.
OCTOBER 24, 2014
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.
OCTOBER 06, 2014
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.
OCTOBER 01, 2014
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
"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.
AUGUST 27, 2014
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.
JULY 28, 2014
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.