Archive for July, 2012

July 31, 2012

unmade beds

by Emma

July 31, 2012

stargazing from Salastia

by Emma

Pilar Zeta

 

July 28, 2012

Pegasus stickers (From you to me from long ago II)

by Emma

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Katy’s tender tendrils

July 28, 2012

From you to me from long ago #1

by Emma

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July 27, 2012

by Emma

July 27, 2012

It had started with the moon, inaccessible poem that it was.

by Emma

July 21, 2012

Échantillons

by Emma

THOM THOM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tom_tom_hephaestus/

 

July 21, 2012

lick

by Emma

July 21, 2012

buckled treasure chest of secrets

by Emma

lindsay adler
+flb

this reminds me of what you make… cranial cravings…

July 21, 2012

I want to eat the sun rays burnt by your beauty

by Emma

    

maxwell snow – it’s only castles burning

July 20, 2012

tailor made, durable and 100% functional Mermaid tails.

by Emma

omggaawd, so good. http://mermaidtails.net/

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July 20, 2012

and i put my heart and eyelashes on fire like a sacrifice

by Emma

 

someslashthings.com

July 20, 2012

goddess words

by Katyslany

July 17, 2012

Neptune

by Emma

by Petra Collins. She’s also curator of The Ardorous

July 17, 2012

The Ardorous

by Emma

Arvida Bystrom over at The Ardorous, my new favourite place..waah!!

July 5, 2012

But one kiss levitates above all the others. The intersection of function and desire. The I do kiss. The I’ll love you through a brick wall kiss. Even when I’m dead, I’ll swim through the Earth, like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones.

by Emma

words ~Jeffrey McDaniel

 

July 5, 2012

Women and Painting – Marlene Dumas 1993

by Emma

1.

I paint because I am a woman.

(It’s a logical necessity.) 

If painting is female and insanity is a female malady, then all women painters are mad and all male painters are women.  

2. 

I paint because I am an artificial blonde woman.

(Brunettes have no excuse.)

If all good painting is about color then bad painting is about having the wrong color. But bad things can be good excuses. As Sharon Stone said, Being blonde is a great excuse. When you’re having a bad day you can say, I can’t help it I’m just feeling very blonde today.

3.

I paint because I am a country girl.

(Clever, talented, big-city girls don’t paint.)

I grew up on a wine farm in Southern Africa. When I was a child I drew bikini girls for guests on the back of their cigarette packs. Now I’m a mother and I live in another place that reminds me a lot of a farm-Amsterdam. (It’s a good place for painters.) Come to think of it I’m still busy with those types of images and imagination.

4.

I paint because I’m a religious woman.

(I believe in eternity.)

Painting doesn’t freeze time it circulates and recycles time like a wheel that turns. Those who were first might well be last. Painting is a very slow art. It doesn’t travel with the speed of light.

That is why dead painters shine so bright.

It’s ok to be the second sex.

It’s ok to be the second best.

Painting is not a progressive activity.

5.

I paint because I am an old-fashioned woman.

(I believe in witchcraft.)

I don’t have Freudian hang-ups. A brush does not remind me of a phallic symbol. If anything, the domestic aspect of a painter’s studio (being locked up in a room) reminds me a bit of a housewife with her broom. If you’re a witch you will still know how to use it. Otherwise it’s obvious you’ll prefer the vacuum cleaner.

6.

I paint because I am a dirty woman.

(Painting is messy business.)

It can never be a pure conceptual medium.  The more conceptual or cleaner the art, the more the head can be separated from the body, and the more the labor can be done by others. Painting is the only manual labor I do.

7.

I paint because I like to be bought and sold.

Painting is about the trace of the human touch. It is about the skin of a surface. A painting is not a postcard. The content of the painting cannot be separated from the feel of its surface. Therefore, in spite of everything, Cezanne is more than vegetation and Picasso is more than an anus and Matisse is not a pimp.

July 2, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

by Emma