These “coffee kiss” sculptures are part of an ongoing series by Chinese artist Johnson Tsang. Started in 2002, the series is named after a local drink called Yuanyang, which is made using a mixture of three parts coffee and seven parts Hong Kong-style milk tea to perfectly represent both Eastern and Western cultures.
Infused in the white bead is water from Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. In the black bead, mud from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Separating the two beads are clear beads, representative of the story we all have to tell. Life moves through cycles, find your balance.
"Sometimes you’re on top of the world, stay humble. Sometimes you’ve hit a low, stay hopeful.”
Women of the World
Photos by Steve McCurry
I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result!
Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho
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What you see whilst sat in the kitchen of a home in the mountains - Kashmir/كشمير
Taken on turban-hijab-a-thon day at UC Davis:
"For me, the hijab symbolizes the beauty of modesty, and to be appreciated as a whole being." "Same with the turban; it comes with a lot of expectation. Sikhs stand for equity. When you wear a turban, you stand out, and it is your duty to stand up for righteousness." "I cannot imagine myself without a turban, because it completes me." "They say that Hijab is the crown of a woman." "And similarly the turban is the crown of Sikhs." "We want people to step in our shoes and understand the daily life of Sikhs and Muslims." "We want it to be okay to express your religious identity." "It’s [our] choice in the end."
(Via Humans of Davis)