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Creating Leaf Art with @143roy

For more photos and videos of Roy’s leaf art, follow @143roy on Instagram.

“I grew up in a place where most houses have their own mango, guava or other fruit-bearing trees in their backyards,” says Philippines Instagrammer Roy Mallari (@143roy). “We have a mango tree and an avocado tree that I planted myself, and the materials for my leaf art mainly come from this avocado tree.”

Inspired by other Instagrammers like Red Hongyi @redhongyi who create and share their original artwork on Instagram, Roy also began exploring his creativity by taking household objects and arranging them into his drawings and designs. Besides avocado leaves, he likes to use flowers, twigs, stones and and even leftover egg shells from breakfast.

“Leaf art is a result of my wide imagination, where I can create art from the simplest things that often go unnoticed,” explains Roy. “It brings out the real me, as it allows me to pursue what my heart desires the most—which is art.”

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"No Ad functions as a real-life form of the advertisement-blocking software that has become popular online. Open the app, hold your phone’s camera up to any advertisement in the subway system in New York City, look at the screen and the ad is replaced by a piece of art.
No Ad is curated by its creators, Jordan Seiler and Jowy Romano. Mr. Seiler, along with his partner at the Re+Public Lab, B. C. Biermann, developed the technology for the app, and Mr. Romano, who writes a blog about subway art in the city, helps choose which art will show up in place of advertisements. So far, No Ad relies mostly on the work of street artists the developers are acquainted with.
“As an advertising blocker, it functions pretty poorly,” Mr. Seiler acknowledged. “It’s more of a proof of concept, for once we’re wearing Google Glass or other kinds of virtual reality displays.”

via courrierinternational from newyorktimes-mtny