Sunday, March 16, 2014
thehamsteroflife:

h-o-r-n-g-r-y:

di-stressing:

it’s a shame the original caption for this is gone bc it was a really nice story. An author decided he wanted his 2000-ish word essay tattooed onto people, but only one word per person, if someone was to die, the story would be gone.It’s kind of amazing to think, imagine being that author and having a story that could never be read, yet it could be anywhere in the world. idk man I just think it’s pretty incredible.

"Shelley Jackson’s Skin project, a 2095-word story published exclusively in tattoos, one word each on as many willing volunteers, so it can never be read in its proper order, but just exists, pulsing, out in the world at all times."

do you realize what this is saying?you are part of a big story.if you were gone, the whole story would have something missing.this is great.

thehamsteroflife:

h-o-r-n-g-r-y:

di-stressing:

it’s a shame the original caption for this is gone bc it was a really nice story. An author decided he wanted his 2000-ish word essay tattooed onto people, but only one word per person, if someone was to die, the story would be gone.

It’s kind of amazing to think, imagine being that author and having a story that could never be read, yet it could be anywhere in the world. idk man I just think it’s pretty incredible.

"Shelley Jackson’s Skin project, a 2095-word story published exclusively in tattoos, one word each on as many willing volunteers, so it can never be read in its proper order, but just exists, pulsing, out in the world at all times."

do you realize what this is saying?
you are part of a big story.
if you were gone, the whole story would have something missing.
this is great.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

bernini‑ecstasy‑of‑st‑theresa‑3‑s.jpg

…If you want to know the era and type of architecture, it’s Baroque.  But the term Baroque, and similar categorizations, do little for me to understand the merits of a specific work of art.  It’s like saying a song is in the genre of rock n’ roll.  For any real fan of music, that alone tells us very little.  It’s a broad category.  It does little to help us distinguish gold from fool’s gold.

I try to evaluate artworks both within their time period and beyond their time period.  And regardless of the historical wishes of the patrons who commissioned this work, it appears Bernini was intent on portraying ecstasy – regardless if the ecstasy came from spiritual or sexual, Heavenly or Earthly, or tactile or cognitive sources or stimulations.

The sculpture is a congress of the spiritual and the sexual.  The sculpture may often confuse those who wish only to see the spiritual.  And the sculpture may put a knowing expression on the faces of those who have experienced the sexual, the physical – the rush of tactile, emotional, and coital intoxication.

The sculpture has been placed above a floor where death is clearly below …

(Source: asylum-art)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

bevismusson:

archiemcphee:

Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, of A Mechanical Mind, uses the insides of old watches to create awesome little clockwork creatures and beautiful pieces of jewelry.

"As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray.

Visit Justin’s DeviantART Gallery and A Mechanical Mind to check out more of his elaborate creations. Original sculptures (like the ones pictured here) and pieces of jewelry are available via his Etsy shop.”

[via Design Taxi]

These are all kinds of lovely.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

brianmichaelbendis:

Barry windsor smith covers for Xmen and the New Mutants

(Source: omarangulo)