Cosplay, or costume play, in essence, is dressing up to look like any fictional character, and possibly also portraying them in a performance of some sort. And as an art form, or subculture, cosplay certain has its adherents.
Martin Feijoó is a cloud shaper… not someone who actually shapes the clouds that waft across the sky, though I imagine doing so is somehow possible, but someone who takes photos of clouds, and then overlays an illustration of what he thinks he sees in each formation.
Czech photographer Dita Pepe is one person who in a way substituted the word could for should, as in, who could I have been, when, for her Self-Portraits with Men & Woman photo series, she imagined her life with numerous partners and families.
Working with a pool of over 250 varieties of stone fruit, Van Aken developed a timeline of when each of them blossom in relationship to each other and started grafting a few onto a working tree’s root structure. Once the working tree was about two years old, Van Aken used a technique called chip grafting to add more varieties on as separate branches. This technique involves taking a sliver off a fruit tree that includes the bud, and inserting that into an incision in the working tree. It’s then taped into place, and left to sit and heal over winter. If all goes well, the branch will be pruned back to encourage it to grow as a normal branch on the working tree.