17.12.10

Sam Winston

Sam Winston is a London based artist who often uses words to create art.  Mr. Winston suffers from dyslexia and I imagine this form of expression is a method of overcoming his obstacles. 
What resonated with me about this piece (and overcoming obstacles) occurred during a recent parenting class with our rabbi were we discussed the impact of using the word 'and' instead of 'but' when dealing with our children.  

Here are a few more of Mr. Winston's works which are now showing in London:


This work titled Birthday is a examination of world population.  Mr. Winston painstakingly recorded every birth and death- in the world in a 12 hour period:

From his website:
Initially he imagined working in real time, marking the beat of each life with a small circle. But he immediately realised it was impossible to keep up with events and it would take many months to graphically capture the rhythm of life and death. The result is a set of images, of haunting intensity, that capture the ebb and flow of the planet’s population.

www.samwinston.com


19 comments:

la petite coquine said...

What an incredible artist (and human being). I love the idea of using "and" instead of "but" in parenting, and that illustration is a perfect reminder of that.

Pat Tillett said...

The imagination of some folks amazes me. I'm okay in some areas, in others, I have nothing...

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh now that is just incredibly interesting. You find the coolest things. I also very much like that "and" vs. "but" thing - going to pass that along.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Now that's word art! Love it! I try really hard not to use the word 'but' in parenting and with all relationships....I find it's most difficult remembering to omit that word when I write, for some reason.

oh,henry! said...

stunning!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Wow. I am stunned by how amazing this guy is!

SixBalloons said...

Amazing, especially since I do not tend to be creative, so find it fascinating how certain people interpret ideas into... art!

Andrea said...

That is pretty amazing!

mice_aliling said...

the art is inspirational!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Amazing and so thought provoking. It's so interesting to see it interpreted this way.

Kimia Kline said...

i love this artwork! so elegant.

Dancing Branflake said...

That is absolutely amazing!

Claire Kiefer said...

That is so incredibly cool. I love art that incorporates text. Thanks for blogging about him--so glad to discover his work.

Lovely World said...

As a bibliophile and a lover of all things wordy - I just adore this. And the bubble birth announcement for the human race? Brilliant.

a new girl in vienna said...

WOW.

Gabbi said...

His work is amazing! I love the way it seems both simple in it's black and white repetitive state, yet so incredibly detailed. Thank you so much for the introduction Ren...

ag. said...

Wow, this is incredible! I love art that incorporates text!

Dani said...

The Boy has dyslexia...I found this post especially wonderful.

Thank you.

Cashon&Co said...

People like this leave me a bit speechless. I can totally admire this kind of creativity but it kind of hurts my brain to actually think of doing it. All those circles? wowza.

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