Look up

a7bb96_5194684d6a6cd278a1faca8fe97a0f00.jpg_srz_515_775_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzAll too often, as we go through life, we spend our days looking down, or out, or behind. Why do we never remember to look up? That could be a metaphor and you could decide I'm quite the philosopher but, in this case, I am being quite literal. Look up!

What do you see? Clouds gathering in a darkening sky? Ornate architraves? Treetops? Towering sky-scrapers? Seagulls? Shooting stars?

When artist Lamadieu Thomas looks up, he sees in his mind's eye strange and wonderful pictures in the pieces of sky that appear between tall buildings.

Thank goodness there are artists like Thomas in the world, because they have the skills and talents to take what is in their minds' eyes and share them with all of us.

In this case, Thomas uses a combination of photography and line drawing to create surprising characters in negative sky-space. He calls it "Sky Art."

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