Artist Lorenzo Durán uses ancient Asian paper-cutting technique to create remarkable shapes and intricate patterns on tree leaves. Check out the full collection on his blog, Naturayarte, and get inspired to experiment with nature.
Shwood favorites AAN recently premiered a new song via amazing Portland-music-scene documentarians, Into the Woods. Check out the fun live performance that Into the Woods filmed in a bedroom filled with balloons and listen to the studio version below. And if you missed it before, AAN took us to one of their favorite Portland Spots.
John Kenn Mortensen uses common post-it notes as his canvas for creating otherworldly drawings. His works show an intriguing world inhabited by frightening monsters and surprisingly bold children. Make sure to check out his entire collection of drawings at johnkenn.blogspot.com. All images courtesy of John Kenn Mortensen.
Friends of Shwood, Shadows on Stars, recently put out a new music video that features some great shots of our glasses. Other friends, Palmas, released a remix of a track by Radiation City who we recently interviewed. Check out the remix over at Prefix.
Rashad Alakbarov creates stunning art installations with shadows. By simply combining light with everyday objects, Alakbarov casts shadows of cityscapes, faces, text, and even watercoloresque imagery.