February 15, 2014 The Elegance of the Egret Photograph by Howard Williams, National Geographic Your Shot “I was driving through the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey on a foggy morning and noticed this egret in the water, hunting,” writes Howard Williams, a member of National Geographic Your Shot. “The water was so still it was like a mirror, and there was just enough light to see it.”
David Hammons - Bli-zaard Ball Sale (1983)
"The photos portraying Hammons with his neatly arranged rows of snowballs for sale are probably the most frequently reproduced images in the artist’s oeuvre. The piece has become iconic, the single ephemeral work – a work that is essentially about ephemerality – that has come to stand for his entire practice.”
The glorious work of Tyrus Wong is unparalleled. It was his lush pastels that served as the driving force behind Bambi, where he was the lead artist on the film. Prior to Wong’s contributions, the logistics of managing the detailed nuance of a forest setting (millions of leaves!) was posing a problem, but Wong’s gorgeous, inventive minimalist approach was the perfect solution and provides the film its unique style and warm, textured feel.