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e1Born in Paris in 1975, Eva Jospin has created a unique way of bringing the life cycle of cardboard around full circle by turning back into the forest from whence it came – or at least, a representation of it. Reinventing the very nature of what makes a forest, she deconstructs the man-made and re-assembles it back into its original form.

Ripping and cutting through piles and piles of cardboard, layering it expertly in arrangements to create bas relief and even 3-dimensional shapes, her pieces grow a renewed life of their own and become a metaphor for exploration of self and expression of the internal journey of human existence. The juxtaposition of working with sturdy raw materials against the fragility and impermanence of nature itself is what lends a profound meaning to her work. We are so connected to nature as humans living on this earth, and yet there is a major disparity and disconnect that we are constantly trying to overcome.

I’d love to see a giant installation of Jospin’s forest and get lost in it, wouldn’t you?

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Israeli street art gang Broken Fingaz Crew hit the global scene by storm from the city of Haifa just over a year ago, selling out their first London exhibition on a daily basis throughout the entire duration of the event. The politically neutral posse, comprised of four “gypsies” – Deso, Kip, Tant, and Unga – have gained serious notoriety in the street art world with their focus on the positive nature and beauty of artistic expression, rather than exploit the subject of war and conflict that they are immersed in at home. Veering away from the usual politics and activism that is associated with street art in general, they dive face-first into the vivid world of psychedelia, creating original pieces that are purely for the sake of entertainment and aesthetic interest.

Broken Fingaz Crew is not just about throwing up graffiti, or even about being the first crew out of Isreal – the collective also creates installations, music and are deeply rooted in graphic design, for well over a decade now. Their popularity is exploding now on a global scale, and are travelling to all corners of the globe, leaving their mark along the way.

To learn more about these guys, visit their website.

To watch them in action, check out this video.

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