(TMU) — When two talented, creative people join forces amazing things tend to happen as in the case of artist and graphic designer Rivka Wilkins and woodworker Jared Davis.
Rivka creates resin art as a hobby in her free time. Like all works of art, each piece is unique and takes a fair amount of time to complete.
“I stumbled upon fluid art, which led to resin. I love this form of art because it forces me to let go of control. I constantly find inspiration in the world around me but especially in space, the sky and the flow of water,” she explains on Instagram.
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Love how this one turned out. Jared send me the most unbelievable pieces to resin! And those legs 🤤 what do you guys think? I’m excited about some new ideas I’m playing with. One is in my stories. Check it out and let me know what you think 🙂 . . Epoxy: @totalboat tabletop . . #artforsale #resinartist #resinart #resin #resinpainting #artistsoninstagram #artoninstagram #painting #artist #instaartist #artwork #oceanart #resinocean #oceanwaves #oceanpainting #seascape #beachhouse #beachdecor #resinlacing #epoxywood #beach #epoxyresin #ocean #interiorart #inspiredbynature #masepoxy #artforyourhome #woodresin #resintable #oceantable
As an engineer, Jared’s passion for working with wood started as a hobby while he was a student in college—from there he turned his passion into a successful business.
‘’I am very picky and meticulous when it comes to my wood and the way I do and construct things and there is nothing I want more than to be known for my quality of work and my attention to detail and I can thank my father for that,’’ he writes on his Etsy page.
The two first worked together to create this stunning ocean wave table using layers of resin on a reclaimed walnut wood slab.
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Woke up to an earthquake and a migraine. Can’t catch a break can we 😂 . . . . . #resinandwood #art #resinartist #resinart #resin #mixedmedia #epoxywood #artoninstagram #painting #artist #epoxyart #artwork #oceanart #resinocean #oceanwaves #oceanpainting #seascape #beachhouse #beachdecor #resinlacing #epoxyresin #beach #clockart #cheeseboard #ocean #interiorart #inspiredbynature
For Jared, it starts with finding the perfect live edge on all starts with Davis finding the perfect live edge slab of wood.
“I cut them and sand them to length and ship to Rivka. Then she works her resin magic and layers her waves on the top surface of the table. Then she ships it back to me where I sand and finish all the edges, the back, and the remaining strip on the top of the slab that is not covered by her waves. And then I measure and order the legs for it and assemble it!” he explained in an interview with Bored Panda.
According to Jared, their partnership began when they collaborated on a giveaway to celebrate his Instagram reached 40k followers. Rivka created the ocean waves on the bench which was given away to a very lucky follower.
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Someone just sent this to me 🙂 I guess @woodworksbyjared and my table has been added to o giphy! Just wanted to make sure you guys know that the tables can’t do this and it’s all animated. It would be awesome if they could though 😃 Have a great Sunday! . . #artforsale #resinartist #resinart #resin #resinpainting #artistsoninstagram #artoninstagram #painting #artist #instaartist #artwork #oceanart #resinocean #oceanwaves #oceanpainting #seascape #beachhouse #beachdecor #resinlacing #epoxywood #beach #epoxyresin #ocean #interiorart #inspiredbynature #masepoxy #artforyourhome #woodresin #resintable #oceantable
Of their first collaboration, Jared said, ‘’It went so well that we decided to be partners and start building more of them!”
The combination of their creative talents definitely resulted in an amazing final piece of art and we hope to see many more of their creations in future.
Rivka’s unique resin art is available to order on her Etsy page. For more information follow her on Instagram. Jared’s stunning woodwork is also available on his Etsy page and you can check him out on Instagram.
Nirvana Sued by Baby on ‘Nevermind’ Cover, Who Alleges He Was ‘Sexual Exploitation’ Victim
The man who was depicted naked underwater as an infant in Nirvana’s iconic 1991 album “Nevermind” has sued the band, alleging that he was a victim of child pornography.
The lawsuit is likely to be a longshot, considering that non-sexualized photographs of infants aren’t considered child pornography by law.
However, Elden – whose penis was exposed in the image – argues that the image is tantamount to sexual abuse and exploitation. His lawyer, Robert Y. Lewis, claims that the fact that he appears to be chasing the dollar makes him appear to be “like a sex worker.”
Elden now launched legal action against the band’s surviving members and the estate of late frontman Kurt Cobain, whose executor is Courtney Love.
The lawsuit states: “The permanent harm he has proximately suffered includes but is not limited to extreme and permanent emotional distress with physical manifestations, interference with his normal development and educational progress, lifelong loss of income earning capacity, loss of past and future wages, past and future expenses for medical and psychological treatment, loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses to be described and proven at trial of this matter.”
The lawsuit, whose documents were seen by TMZ and Pitchfork, further argues that Elden has suffered “lifelong damages” and that members of Nirvana “knowingly benefitted from their participation” in his “commercial sexual exploitation.”
Continuing, the suit argues that neither he nor his parents authorized “the use of any images of Spencer or of his likeness, and certainly not of commercial child pornography depicting him.”
The child ended up on the album cover after photographer Kirk Weddle convinced his father to allow it. The photos were taken at an Olympic size pool at the Pasadena Aquatic Center in California in 1992.
The family was paid $250 for the image, Entertainment Weekly reported at the time.
Elden had seemingly lived much of his life proud of his association with the album and has since recreated the image as an adult and even gotten the logo for “Nevermind” tattooed on his chest.
Since then, however, he has vocally complained of his relationship to the album.
Speaking to GQ Australia in 2016, he said:
“Recently I’ve been thinking, ‘What if I wasn’t OK with my freaking penis being shown to everybody?’ I didn’t really have a choice.”
He also claims that women have dumped him after finding out that he wasn’t earning royalties from the hit album, whose tracks have spent an enormous amount of time at the top of sales charts.
However, in a 2015 interview he also claimed to have greatly benefited from the image.
“It is a weird thing to get my head around, being part of such a culturally iconic image,” he said in an interview with the Guardian.
“But it’s always been a positive thing and opened doors for me. I’m 23 now and an artist, and this story gave me an opportunity to work with Shepard Fairey for five years, which was an awesome experience,” he added, referring to the Obey designer. “He is a huge music connoisseur: when he heard I was the Nirvana baby, he thought that was really cool.”
Neptune, the Roman God of Water, ‘Emerges’ From Waves in Photo During UK Storm
If we were to believe our eyes, it would seem that the ancient Roman god of water himself made an appearance on the shores of New Haven, England, on a day of especially rough surf.
What appears to be the “face” of Neptune was captured on Tuesday when photographer Jeff Overs of the BBC was taking photos of waves crashing over the harbor wall in the port city.
Of course, one is free to believe that the ferocious deity emanated from the depths of the sea to remind us puny humans of his wrath.
But alas, it was likely a simple example of pareidolia – the phenomenon of seeing faces and figures in otherwise random or ambiguous everyday objects.
The photographer snapped the shot amid high tide and winds exceeding 50 miles per hour (80km/h), namely because of the violent nature of the shore.
“It’s become a popular location for photographers because the sea ‘boils’ in high wind against the sea wall,” Overs explained.
“The waves splash into the high wind and when blown back occasionally make patterns that look like ghoulish faces.”
Overs added that one of the small foreground waves even resembles a hand – albeit a pareidolic one.
“It’s a straight shot and I haven’t manipulated the image at all,” he added.
Bill Cosby’s Release From Prison Prompts Strong Mixed Reactions from Hollywood
The shock overturning of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction elicited a range of mixed reactions on Wednesday, with some greeting the release of the 83-year-old comedian and others sharply denouncing it.
On Wednesday afternoon, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ordered Cosby to be freed from prison after overturning his 2018 conviction for aggravated indecent assault.
One of the first to greet the news was Phylicia Rashad, Cosby’s co-star on The Cosby Show who played Clair Huxtable, the wife of Cosby’s iconic character Cliff Huxtable. In a Twitter post that was sent out minutes after the initial report, Rashad was ecstatic.
“Finally!!!!” she tweeted. “A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!”
Following a backlash from Twitter users, she later tweeted:
“I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth. Personally, I know from friends and family that such abuse has lifelong residual effects. My heartfelt wish is for healing.”
Attorney Lisa Banks, who has represented a number of prominent clients in sexual harassment and abuse cases, offered her own take on the release in an interview.
“Certainly the optics of this are terrible,” Banks said. “But the message has to be very clear and simple — that this was a mistake by prosecutors, a very unusual one and a technicality that is unlikely to happen again.”
Talk show host and Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera blamed “mob” justice for Cosby’s conviction in his own Twitter post.
“Told you so on Bill Cosby,” Rivera wrote. “He was convicted by a court so tainted by public opinion and social pressure that it allowed obviously prejudicial evidence and improper witnesses. He may be a bad guy, but in this case, he was railroaded by the mob.”
However, a number of female celebrities expressed their disturbance and anger over the “sickening” release of Cosby.
“I know many young women and men who are so afraid to press charges against their rapist and Re traumatize themselves I am heartbroken today to hear of the news of Cosby’s release,” tweeted actress Rosanna Arquette. “This is sickening. My heart is with my sister survivors. We have work to do.”
While comedian Kathy Griffin said that the release sent the wrong signal to women suffering sexual abuse, asking: “WHEN will things get better for women and girls regarding sexual assault, sexism, misogyny, and ageism? What will it take? So discouraged.”
Rapper Ice T posted a photoshopped image of a yoked out Bill Cosby covered in tattoos and posing with the caption: “SMH…”
50 Cent threw caution and nuance to the wind in outright celebrating Cosby’s release, referring to the elderly actor’s critics as hoe’s in a since-deleted Instagram post of a Jell-O pudding pops ad with the caption: “My son Bill beat that case, These hoe’s be tripping. LOL check out FOR LIFE on IMDb Tv now!”
Meanwhile, Indiana hip hop artist Freddie Gibbs kept his message simple, noting that accused sex trafficker and R&B star R. Kelly would be “definitely calling Bill Cosby lawyers right now.”