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  1. Invader: The Mosaic Street Artist

    Invader: The Mosaic Street Artist

    The definition of street art is ‘unofficial and independent visual art created in public locations for public visibility’. Street art is widely regarded as guerrilla, perhaps most notoriously embodied by the elusive ‘Banksy’ whose controversial work seems to sporadically appear overnight in inner city areas. One other such exponent is the famous French urban artist who goes by the name ‘Invader’. He is known for his ceramic tile mosaics modelled on the pixelated art of 1970s–1980s 8-bit video games, many of which depict the titular aliens from the arcade game ‘Space Invaders’. Invader has openly stated that he sees himself as a "hacker" of public space spreading a mosaic "virus” in an environment that is accessible to anybody from any walk of life.

    Invader's repertoire of subjects is not limited to just Space Invader pixelated figures. His work also includes Star Wars character

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  2. Hobbies & Improving Mental Health

    Hobbies & Improving Mental Health

    Everyone needs a bit of ‘me’ time, a chance to escape doing a hobby they enjoy. Now, perhaps more than ever, issues surrounding mental health have been at the forefront of the media. Due to the heightened stress and anxiety that the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has brought upon the nation, this important topic is now getting the publicity it deserves and there are things we can do to combat the stress and strains of everyday life. Harvard Health information even suggests that long-term health benefits of participating in hobbies can include an overall lower blood pressure and lower levels of long-term stress.

    Other studies show that participating in hobbies are a great way to feel positive and healthy and achieve a sense of well-being. This is certainly one way people are rallying during these trying times. Creative hobbies, such as mosaic art, stimulate the brain to release endorphins. Endorphins are the chemicals produced by the body to relieve stress and pai

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