In the spirit of Curie's mission to promote undiscovered but exceptional content, we wish to use this twice weekly section to provide an author showcase for some of the outstanding authors who received Curie upvotes in past week. Curie curators and reviewers nominate authors for inclusion in this showcase and author approval is sought and attained.
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Featured Author: @mibreit-photo
Photographing Vietnam - Sapa
Images property of @mibreit-photo
Today's Author Showcase takes us to Sapa, Vietnam with @mibreit-photo. Along the way they capture a great 15 minute long video and so many stunning views throughout the countryside of Vietnam.
@mibreit-photo shared the following with us -
When I visited Vietnam for the first time nearly two years ago I instantly fell in love with the country - even though it was winter and the landscape didn't look nearly as vibrant as I had seen in photos. So I knew I had to come back, which I did this September. And the conditions around harvest time were just perfect as you can read in this article and see in the accompanying photos and video.
Images property of @wilins
He comes out week after week with amazing songs and much more. At times he might do some cover songs, but when he really shines is when he performs the songs that he has written. His soulfulness, and emotion come through so much more in his own work. I often point out how it doesn't matter if you understand a single word of Spanish or not - you can still enjoy his work. It is so great to hear that his talent is actually "paying off" a bit and will allow him to improve his current life situation caused by his failing native country of Venezuela, as he shares below.
I am very grateful to you for your consideration. Just at this moment of my life, it is vital to find these signs of affection: for me and for my artistic work. I live in Venezuela and, as you know, the social and economic situation are unfavorable. For that reason and more, this October 31 I will emigrate to Spain ... thanks to the help that Steemit has given me, through @Openmic, @Curie votes and other contests, on the platform. As you know I am a musician composer and writer of songs, poems and novels.
Featured Author: @edouard
Battle of the Brush: Super-Hero
Images property of @edouard
I think for my personal favorite I agree with @edouard. I really like the Metropolis painting from Soda Leavey and Chris Watson, even if it doesn't quite fit the Super-Hero theme.
Images property of @grimjim
Featured Author: @tomschlaiss
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We finish up today's Author Showcase with a rather unique piece of art. As I said in my comment on the post - I am not quite sure why I like this piece, but yet I am drawn to it and just find myself staring at it each time I revisit it. I really do think that great art can do that, and never really needs to explain itself in your mind as to why you like it.
My name is my name, word is word, art is art. This is obvious and unobvious. Art is seeking answers and finding questions. The process is the artwork and not the product. Life is the process and not death. It only has to end for something new to arise. The same cannot last forever but every end has a beginning. An unchanging change. Intuitive thoughts. I better stop writing and take a pen.
This Curie Author Showcase was written by Curie Curator @randomwanderings (Gene) at times with input from other Curie curators and reviewers. All images and quoted texts are the copyright of their respective authors.