April 17, 2014

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

Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel

UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel creates fun yet strangely macabre interventions where ceramics have been surgically altered to reveal additional layers of detail. Where the metaphor of surgery might normally evoke blood and guts, Ridsdel instead reveals further floral patterns inside bone china plates and cups. The pieces are part of an ongoing examination regarding the perception of ceramics as craft or art. You can see more of her work over on Facebook and she has a few pieces for sale in her shop. (via Slow Art Day)

(Source: asylum-art, via chlochloariadne)

April 15, 2014
photographsonthebrain:

la-beaute—de-pandore:

Billy und Hells

photographsonthebrain:

la-beaute—de-pandore:

Billy und Hells

(Source: billyundhells.de)

April 7, 2014

ryanpanos:

Room Portraits by Menno Aden

Through challenging camera angles Menno Aden abstracts most familiar actual living environments and public interiors into flattened two-dimensional scale models. A camera that the artist installed on the ceiling of various rooms takes pictures downwards of the interiors. The resulting images lay out space in symmetrical compositions that look like assemblages stripped off any kind of objectivity. The views into private homes and secret retreats bring up associations of the ubiquitous observation camera. The notion of surveillance is systematically played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream.

-Miriam Nöske

(via subspacebaby)

April 2, 2014
shawnali:

The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. 

shawnali:

The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. 

(via how-fascinating)

March 23, 2014
artisticallynaked:


behold-photography:

- by Klaus lundi on Flickr.

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artisticallynaked:

behold-photography:

- by Klaus lundi on Flickr.

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(via thisfemaleform)

March 16, 2014
"One’s memory is not this perfect photographic film that holds an image without changing it. [It requires] accepting what appears as fact as provisional, as temporary, as a moment within the larger ambit of transformation…The job of the artist is to fight against entropy – to keep on taking these fragments and say, ‘What can they become?’ To take the fragments and construct something provisionally new. And that’s the link from memory, to fragments, to the activity of making."

— William Kentridge (via taniascribbles)

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March 16, 2014
heptagram:

Melissa Gamwell

heptagram:

Melissa Gamwell

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March 11, 2014
"Human beings are too important to be treated as mere symptoms of the past. They have a value which is independent of any temporal processes - which is eternal and must be felt for its own sake.
Uninterpreted truth is as useless as buried gold; and art is the great interpreter. It alone can unify a vast multitude of facts into a significant whole, clarifying, accentuating, suppressing, and lighting up the dark places of the imagination."

— Lytton Strachey

March 11, 2014

hipsterishblog:

“I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost.”

Nan Goldin

(via photographsonthebrain)

March 9, 2014

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