Giant Stone Balls - Workmen hacking their way through the dense jungle of Costa Rica to clear an area for banana plantations in the 1930s stumbled upon some incredible objects: dozens of stone balls, many of which were perfectly spherical. They varied in size from as small as a tennis ball to an astonishing 8 feet in diameter and weighing 16 tons! Clearly man-made, it is unknown who made them, for what purpose and, most puzzling, how they achieved such spherical precision.
Studies were done to try and date the strange disc. It appeared Dropa Stones to be between 10,000 and 12,000 years old. After further exploring of the caves a total of 716 stone discs were found. It was also determined that each one of the discs grooves depicted not grooves, but carved hieroglyphics, or writings.
Los Angeles based photographer Nicholas Alan Cope, whose superb book, Whitewash, we featured last year, has again grabbed our attention with another superb photographic series, Vedas. A collaborative project with fellow photographer and designer Dustin Edward Arnold, Vedas — meaning knowledge in Sanskrit — marked their move into fashion imagery through photographing sculptural garments of their own design, and to challenge ideas of what is acceptable against what is possible.