Maja Wrońska is a polish artist capable of bewitching people with her incredibly accurate watercolor paintings. Her works of art are magical and go from country to country, catching the right moment on canvas, like a photograph realized in every detail with watercolor.
You can have the sensation of travelling just by looking at her paintings. Through her eyes, you see what particular moment Wrońska wanted to capture and bring back home with her. Switching from one to another, you can find yourself in Paris, sitting on a bench near the Eiffel Tower reading a book as the sky colors itself with yellowish, and then move on to the grey Brooklyn, maybe after having a quick look at colorful Barcelona or gloomy Shanghai.
Wrońska’s art is like a traveler’s suitcase: filled with precious memories from some of the most beautiful cities of the world. Every painting has a particular something, like a tired hawker or a crowd of noisy kids, that brings them alive. It’s really easy to dream with your eyes open when staring at her artwork, for you lose yourself in a trail of wishes.
Craig Shimala was filming a timelapse of a derecho from his home this week when he managed to capture a triple lightning strike on three of Chicago’s tallest buildings: Willis Tower, Trump Tower and the John Hancock Building, 2014 Photography