Demizu Posuka（出水ぽすか）, also known as Po~n (ポ～ン)
With an incredible sense of space and perspective, Posuka creates larger-than-life scenes of an inspiring fantasy world. Their charming illustrative style works with a high level of detail and emotionally rich color schemes that allow you to fully sink into each moment.
Posuka has an astounding body of work that shouldn’t end here — view their full galleries through the links below:
Thirst & Thirst: The Prayer Flag Installation
THIRST is a collaborative site-specific Public Art Project on the Lady Bird Lake in Austin Texas.THIRST is presented by Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas and on view from September 28th to December 16th, 2013.
THIRST is a 2013 Robert Rauschenberg Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant supported project. Grantee: Women and Their Work Gallery, for project THIRST.
THIRST is a collaboration between W&TW, Beili Liu (lead visual artist), Norma Yancey and Emily Little (architects) and Cassie Bergstrom (landscape architect). The installation speaks to the 300 million trees lost in the recent Texas drought. Sited on Lady Bird Johnson Lake that is the physical and spiritual heart of Austin, Thirst manifests the urgency and severity of the water crisis.
THIRST: The Prayer Flag Installation
14,000 white cotton flags, each printed with an iconic image of a drought-killed tree surround a 2.5 mile loop around the Lady Bird Lake. A central radiating composition is seen on the left at the Pfluger Circle, noting where the begining and the ending point of the loop merge.
The Prayer Flag Installation borrows from the physical form and cultural and spiritual reference of Tibetan prayer flags, which are often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside, people and their lives. The color white also signifies water in Tibetan prayer flag tradition.
Photos by Beili Liu Studio
“The process shows me something about my body or form and the end result is always a surprise. For Down, I used the same sized box and amount of clay as in Up, but dug downwards from the top. I don’t really plan how I’ll carry out the tasks that I set myself and I thought I might dig like a dog, but discovered my body doesn’t work like that: I had to sit in the hole I was making and scoop around myself, lowering myself feet first into this space. As I got deeper I found myself using rock climbing techniques to suspend myself inside the clay. The spiral formation emerged through the subconscious movement of working in a circular way. You can see all the impressions of my knees, feet, and elbows. I cast this form in plaster, it’s one of the most readily available materials, historically so linked to sculpture and it’s important to me that it’s organic and non-toxic. The object isn’t solid but still very heavy; it’s installed as if it defies gravity.”(artist statement)
Three covers I photographed for Catapult.org's International Women's Day viral campaign
I’m enormously proud of the work Catapult and I did together, and hope this campaign will help draw attention to important issues women are facing today, such as forced marriage, child slavery, and forced prostitution. The campaign has been enormously successful so far, with pieces in The Guardian, Mashable, and BuzzFeed already out there. Help Catapult get the word out there, and find a women-led project to support!
Even in 2014, the rights of women and girls are severely threatened by sex trafficking, slavery, child marriage and other violations around the world. International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8, continues to spread awareness and garner support — and change — for women across the globe.
Catapult, a crowdfunding site dedicated specifically to the advancement of women and girls, has released a startling new visual campaign in an attempt to make this year’s IWD “more than just a cover story.” The Cover Stories campaign features three mock magazine covers that highlight terrifyingly real human rights issues to push the conversation forward.
Headlines such as "The Wedding You’ll Never Forget But Wish You Could" and "Who Needs a Childhood Anyway?" float next to the young models. The cover of Good Slavekeeping pretends to cater to the human rights violators themselves, adding another dark layer to the already serious campaign.