Posts tagged ‘art’

May 17, 2013

where the myth falls

by Emma


via empty kingdom

March 10, 2013

Gold Leaf Glomerulus

by Emma


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Greg Dunn, a former neuroscientist, was inspired by the beauty of brain cells seen under the microscope when treated with certain stains. Now he paints. More at


February 17, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 5

by Emma


Day Five. Emma.

December 27, 2012

i made this for you

by Emma


small quiet drawings in the night time while the desert whispers at my back

❤ emmagini

September 24, 2012


by Emma

August 24, 2012

marry the night

by Emma


August 16, 2012

by Emma


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July 5, 2012

Women and Painting – Marlene Dumas 1993

by Emma


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

June 28, 2012

Faerie boy

by Katyslany

Faerie boy

May 19, 2012

kitten faces

by Katyslany

kitten faces

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March 18, 2012


by Katyslany

Remembering to find roses attached to thorns, these are the tlinkets that keep me here: a dawg to sit,copious cabbage, baby heartbeats, reunion with my I Ching, this mysterious book “Technicians of the Sacred” which wouldn’t let me not buy it, sweet thin skinned lemons, grocery shopping with Mama, PORTLANDIA,drawing again,






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March 16, 2012

This will be our bed

by Katyslany

This will be our bed

March 16, 2012

LEt it Bleed

by Katyslany

LEt it Bleed