ArtistTrina Merry traveled to some of the most magnificent architectural landmarks created by humankind the wonders of the world. in the midst of selfie stick-wielding travelers, merry examines the impact of western tourism on these fragile and sacred spaces, and the way human memory making has changed their appearance and role. she and her model traveled to each site to observe the architecture, decay and energy of the people, alongside the effects of tourism on the sites. finally, merry returned with her subject to create the work over a period of 1-3 hours onsite, establishing and giving energy to each ‘wonderful’ place.
A graphic designer has produced a haunting look at what the world’s most
famous landmarks would look like if they were hit by a severe drought.
Joel Krebs has intricately dried up hot spots such as the Tower Bridge
in London, the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls and Machu
Picchu. The designer’s works are enough to make viewers feel thirsty —
they feature cracked surfaces, roll upon roll of sand, and vultures
searching for carcasses in the dry heat. Joel, from Salem, Ore.,
revealed the idea behind the series came to him when he entered a design
contest to remove famous landmarks from their surroundings, as if
they’d disappeared. (Caters News)