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my musings as inspired by readings and experience. and just stuff I like. some of my tags: #meditation #reflection #journal #darkbeauty

asylum-art:

Anatomical Quilling: Paper Cross Sections of the Body by Lisa Nilsson

Artistic renderings of the internal body, from anatomy books to fine art, are often poorly communicated versions of real-life. These paper creations by Lisa Nilsson, however, create the perfect balance of aesthetically pleasing detail and scientific accuracy… even though they’re completely made with strips of paper. Created using the paper-crafting technique of quilling, originally used by Renaissance monks and nuns to make artistic use of the worn out gilded edges of Bibles, Nilsson has curled and twirled some remarkably detailed and tiny pieces. Why does paper make these pieces so enjoyably perfect?

“I find quilling exquisitely satisfying for rendering the densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section.”

“Densely squished” is a very accurate term, as her pieces are often only a few inches across. The close-up images shown here do a good job showing the impressive level of attention she pays to each internal shape, appearing much larger than the real-life pieces. Viewed from a distance, the pieces loose their strictly paper based form and look nearly photographed or drawn. You can see more of Nilsson’s creations, including paintings with just as much attention to detail, at lisanilssonart.com.

 
hellorenee:

"While women in precolonial Philippines were often designated to the venerable position of the babaylan, it was not an uncommon occurrence for them to pick up arms and become warriors.”
- Perry Gil S. Mallari, The Filipina as Ritualistic and Warrior

hellorenee:

"While women in precolonial Philippines were often designated to the venerable position of the babaylan, it was not an uncommon occurrence for them to pick up arms and become warriors.”

- Perry Gil S. Mallari, The Filipina as Ritualistic and Warrior

(via waepenlesbian)

hahamagartconnect:

MY DOG SIGHS & MIDGE COLLABORATE ON NEW MURAL

My Dog Sighs and Midge are two of our favorite UK artists, so excuse us for geeking out over their latest mural that showcases Midge’s furry creatures embodied with the emotive faces of My Dog Sighs. The excitement is that this isn’t just them teaming up for a mural, but a painting preface to their upcoming joint exhibition, Together In Solitude.

Solitude will open November 14th, at Coastguard Studios, a new gallery space in their hometown of Portsmouth.  But for right now, if you’re near Portsmouth, you can see the mural at SouthSea Coffee.

More pics over at HAHA MAG,

scribbleowl:

sango-hentaitenshi:

necktie-nyxeth:

longleggedgit:


r-dart:


Now you know the truth of what’s going through my mind at parties.


oh my gosh the last panel actually made me tear up


gpoy

I can’t tell you how accurate this is

This is a really good depiction of social anxiety because it focuses on inner states rather then outward actions. As someone very good at concealing his anxiety, I appreciate it.

yup

scribbleowl:

sango-hentaitenshi:

necktie-nyxeth:

longleggedgit:

r-dart:

Now you know the truth of what’s going through my mind at parties.

oh my gosh the last panel actually made me tear up

gpoy

I can’t tell you how accurate this is

This is a really good depiction of social anxiety because it focuses on inner states rather then outward actions. As someone very good at concealing his anxiety, I appreciate it.

yup

(via waepenlesbian)

my-esl-student:

The panda is a bride, she in on a flight to go to a Japan’s zoo.  The zoo couldn’t prepare for a first class because they don’t have a lot of extra money.  The panda doesn’t mind at all, all need is bamboo leaf for her.

my-esl-student:

The panda is a bride, she in on a flight to go to a Japan’s zoo.  The zoo couldn’t prepare for a first class because they don’t have a lot of extra money.  The panda doesn’t mind at all, all need is bamboo leaf for her.

(via my-esl-student)

Angelika Arendt – Intricate Worlds

Patternbank love the incredible detail in Angelika Arendt’s intricate ink drawings and psychedelic sculptures made of polyurethane clay. The worlds Arendt creates in her work seem to morph and move in front of your eyes creating some beautiful patterns within. Check out more of her incredible work at angelikaarendt.de and on her flickr page.

(Source: asylum-art, via asylum-art)