Sculptures by Jim Skull
Jim F. Faure, known as Jim Skull, is the creator of these amazing sculptures. If the photos are impressive, imagine seeing them in person. The human skull is full of symbolism. The most common association that comes to mind when we see a skull, is death. But when I look at Jim’s sculptures, I see the skull as the home that contains and protects our thoughts and ideas, which live in the brain.
Heavily armed police fired teargas and rubber bullets to force hundreds of protesters out of the centre of Ferguson, Missouri, on the fourth night of protests over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Demonstrators, who for hours had sniper rifles trained on them while they protested with their hands up as an emblem of peaceful protest, complained that they were subjected to military-style tactics as they fled through gas-filled residential side-streets.
soooo racism is over, right?
Work by Leonora Carrington (1917-2011)
1. Unknown, unknown
2. Operation Wednesday, 1969
3. The Inn of the Dawn Horse, 1937-8
4. Green Tea, 1942
5. Around Wall Street or Portrait of Pablo in NY, 1973
6. Tower of Nagas, 1991
7. The House Opposite, 1946
8. The Giantess (The Protector of the Egg), 1917
9. Bird Pong, 1949
10. Les Distractions de Dagobert, 1945
Remedios Varo. Exploring River of the Source Orinonoco, Dead Leaves, Unexpected View, Creation with Astral Rays, Phenomenon, Creation of the Birds, Mimicry, The Call, The World, Alchemy or the Useless Science (top to bottom). 1940-1960.
I think a lot of people don’t understand that when we talk about these issues—blackface, rape jokes, the appropriation of marginalized cultures, and so on—we are having an ethical conversation, not a legal one. There is no thought police. No one’s coming to your house and carting you off to Insensitivity Prison. But you, as a person living on this planet, get to make a choice whether you want to hurt people or help people. Whether you want to listen or shut people out. I can’t imagine why you’d choose “defensive shithead” over “nice lady capable of empathy,” but okey dokey.Lindy West (via lavenderlabia)
Sensational recycled clothing art byGuerra de La Paz
guerra de la paz is the collective name for artists alain guerra and neraldo de la paz, two cuban
artists living in miami. the two create sculptural works and photographs which run the gamut from
textile assemblages to action figure portraits. their textile work is all made from unwanted clothing
that is assembled into abstract colour and form based works as well as literal forms such as
people and landscapes. from these discarded pieces they create vivid pieces which explore
material culture in contemporary society. other works include the g.i. joe portraits which recreate
iconic works of art such as the pieta and the last supper.