Unlike Marvel's Storm character from its X-Men series and Black Panther, who both hail from the fictional country of Wakanda in Africa, Jide Martin’s characters are truly African-born. And many are inspired by Nigerian folklore.
Artists sometimes come up with the darnedest ideas. Thomas Thwaites is a case in point. Thwaites is a 34-year-old artist from London who decided he wanted to experience what it's like to live life as an animal.
For public art installations around the world, São Paulo artist Nele Azevedo casts human figures from ice and then lets them melt. The sight — and sound — of that melting is an experience in "impermanence," she says.