Middle finger candles make for poetic protests

Sadly, World Middle Finger Day passed us by this month without us knowing it, but we were really excited to see these middle finger candles by Brooklyn-based artist Nao Matsumoto. These were inspired after Matsumoto nearly cut off his middle finger while cutting wood in a studio mishap. Each candle comes in the shape of a hand with the wick sticking out of the middle finger, begging to be lit. The candles were used in protests against Japan’s nuclear energy use during the anniversary of the March 2011 tsunami.

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INVITE: 6 Aussie artists will turn Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery into a giant canvas for a night!

We've assembled a group of talented young creatives and armed them each with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft Surface Book on which to create an original piece of art. The big reveal of these works will take place on December 10 at an immersive event at Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery. If you want to come along, let us know why here.