Aug 12

Artist saves old books by cutting them to pieces

Julia Strand makes art out of old books. She carves into old cookbooks and science books, reference books, dictionaries and books of topographical maps, removing most of the pages "so you can just see the pictures.”…

Aug 05

Troubled teens find a ‘new light’ with nature photography

Since he was 16 years old, Ben Thwaits has nursed a passion for nature photography. He worked for two years as a professional photographer before teaching at-risk children at a residential treatment center in northern Wisconsin called Northwest Passage. Surrounded…

Jul 22

Painted fences unite community in Austin neighborhood

Rigel Thurston says he lives by a simple motto: "Beauty will save the world." The 33-year-old realtor is now painting that sentiment -- taken from Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel "The Idiot" -- on fences along Lamar Boulevard in north Austin, Texas,…

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