Icelandic gardens often feature tiny wooden álfhól for elves/hidden people to live in.Some Icelanders have also built tiny churches to convert elves to Christianity.
I hope they do not succeed, Iceland does not need a huldufólk holy war
Myoung Ho Lee, courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
“In English class we studied a poem by Robert Frost, “The Oven Bird.” The poem asks “what to make of a diminished thing.” That diminished thing, said the teacher, was human experience in the modern world. Oh dear. Modern aesthetics. We must learn from this poem “in singing not to sing.” To my undergraduate self I thought, “But what if I like to sing?” “
This painting by Palmer Hayden is called Midsummer Night in Harlem (1938). Winner of the Harmon Foundation Prize in 1926 from his practice in France, Hayden returned to America and protrayed the African American experience, both rural and urban, painting within that narrative the ups and downs of American life.
“We created a society where football players and fashion models are astronomically paid, constantly flaunt their wealth and behave as they please, and are treated as gods in the media. This leads young people to aspire to fame and wealth. But instead receive unemployment, poverty and an uncertain future. and now we are surprised when they rebel? “(Rob, London, comments on BBC)