The word “epic” is thrown around a lot these days to describe art or other media that people like. If you want a good idea of what “epic” really looks like, however, you need to see the D. A. S. T. Arteam’s truly epic art installation near the Red Sea in Egypt. 17 years after its completion, this mystical desert spiral is still clearly visible on Google Earth. The work is of truly epic proportions – between 1995 and 1997, 8,000 m3 of sand were displaced to create Desert Breath, an art installation that occupies 100,000 m2 of desert.
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These images of people stopping to make a peaceful gesture or to help someone in need remind us that, even in the midst of violence and political conflict, our capacity for compassion and understanding can still shine through. In all of these situations, large groups of people found that protest, peaceful or otherwise, was the only way to get their voices heard. But despite the violence, people still chose to help each other. It’s comforting to see that even the worst situations can sometimes bring out the best in us.