rustybreak:

Gustav Klimt’s ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer’ has been brought to life in Aquilano Rimondi’s SS11 collection.

rustybreak:

Gustav Klimt’s ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer’ has been brought to life in Aquilano Rimondi’s SS11 collection.

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Gouge,
Coco Owen
Artwork is how I put out. Pastels were
too precious, so I sculpt wood now.
I like the Gotcha! when my gouge finds im- 
perfections & digs them out.
 
This gouge has a point & takes me 
to the woodshed, & we go at it. Chips off
the block go flying. Any weakness in
the work flies up to give me a black eye.
 
The number of strokes it takes to pick out
a good shape from reams of mistakes
is the number on the gauge recording
my rage. That number’s in the red-
 
letter range. I stand down while the gouge
sticks it to my right pupil—little do-gooder.
It leaves a knothole quite pokable there.
I call this new one The Daphne Tree. It has
 
my prints all over it, like a hand-job done right.
The gouge leaves rouge on my blushing cheek,
as a check on everything I say. Mark how
gouge works it, insisting on the last lick & blow.
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ethiopienne:

b-case:

"the oppression of women knows no ethnic nor racial boundaries, true, but that does not mean it is identical within those boundaries.” 
 - audre lorde, “an open letter to mary daly”

free PDF here.

ethiopienne:

b-case:

"the oppression of women knows no ethnic nor racial boundaries, true, but that does not mean it is identical within those boundaries.”

 - audre lorde, “an open letter to mary daly”

free PDF here.

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readbook: This bridge called my back: writings by radical women of color

Louis Jean Francois Lagrenée, Amor and Psyche, (c.1805)

Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Portrait d’une negresse (1800)

CamGirls Project (2013), (2014)

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THE EXHIBITIONISM OF BEING

I DRESS IN WORDS EVERY DAY, EVERY MINUTE…

Wanda Merino Cruz

Why are we so utterly obsessed with what we show of ourselves physically? Why do we pay so much attention to the transfiguration of appearances?

The fact is we exhibit ourselves in every word we say. So it’s a mystery to me why people insist on talking only about the part that’s visible.

Most of us like to boast about our achievements and discoveries. But what are we doing other than exhibiting a distorted sample of our experiences and qualities.

Is it because nakedness of the body is closer to the truth and so causes more controversy?

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