Creations and Destructions

Art, Design, Architecture, Film, Photography, Nature, Food, etc.


A film by Ben Ridgway

Cosmic Flower Unfolding is a constant flow of emerging and dissolving oceanic, futuristic, and mandala forms. It is a tribute to abstraction, it’s connection to the inner space we inhabit and how it can be externalized.

Cosmic Flower Unfolding from Ben Ridgway

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Yoakim Bélanger

Yoakim Bélanger was trained in graphic design at the University of Québec in Montreal. He then ascertained a great deal of experience in photography and multimedia, all of which have paved the path for his artistic endeavour.

The creative skills and knowledge that he has gained from his past experience are quiet integral to his aesthetic process. However, the use of an oxidized steel, marked by history and time acts as the backbone of his art. Consequently, the work of art will come to life long before his paint brush meets the cold metal surface.

From this point, it will only be a matter of time before the acrylic paints and inks are diluted and worked onto steal to reveal his artistic vision.


by Daniel Teixeira


Illustrator Alex Fine is divine, and like Divine the drag superstar, a staple in the Baltimore Arts. He’s our second interviewed artist to be obsessed with drawing hair. Whether it’s Lorde’s long locks or the purple sheen of a Raven’s feathers, it’s such a treat for the eyes. His clean and retro-inspired style is perfect for his hundreds of spot-on accurate portraits that have graced the covers of websites, magazines, and weekly papers across the US. Check out his website for the full client list. Grab yourself a cold Natty Boh and read on to see what Ray Jones had to ask the Rockabilly illustrator that never sleeps.

- Shanon Weltman



I’ve been doing more reading recently and have just finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. So I’ve started some (synthetic and real) animal based illustrations. Here’s the owl