a new zine called shitty horoscopes that i’ll be premiering this year at the Toronto Queer Zine Fair, among other things! hopefully i’ll make volumes available for online purchase soon. credit where credit is due: this was inspired by the huge number of made-up horoscopes floating around tumblr lately, and angry-poems.
Big Hair. Big Dreams.
I Heart Kilo Kish! (Pictured in Vogue Magazine wearing Tory Burch)
Born in Nagano, Japan in 1968, Shinichi Maruyama hurls black India ink into water and photographs the millisecond that these two liquids collide. Capable of capturing this phenomenon at a 7,500th of a second, Maruyama takes full advantage of a recent advancement in strobe light technology which can record physical events faster than the naked eye can perceive them. In the series Kusho, which means “writing in the sky,” Maruyama’s goal is to arrest in space and time the sublime intersection of two different media before they merge into one. In some respects, the project resembles a scientific experiment, but in Maruyama’s artistic hands, the total action becomes a form of Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) performance—with the gesture executed in the air rather than on the flat surface of the paper. “Once your brush touches paper, you must finish the character, you have one chance. It can never be repeated or duplicated. You must commit your full attention and being to each stroke. Liquids, like ink, are elusive by nature. As sumi ink finds its own path through the paper grain, liquid finds its unique path as it moves through air.” -Shinichi Maruyama Txt Via MyModernMet
My Tiny Plants!
I’m getting ready for Alternative Press Expo (in San Francisco!), in which I will be selling things with my two sisters! Crazy @-@ I don’t actually have a lot of things to sell, so I am a little nervous but whatevers.
Anyway, below is wordy nonsense about my plants…
TINY PLANT THERAPY!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
what is this magic?!
This magic is a Turkish technique called Ebru. It uses dyes, paints, or pigments to draw on water, the finished image is then transferred to paper or fabric by laying it over the image.
Also, watch more here. And credit the artist: Garip Ay
This is also how one makes those marbled endsheets for books!
Holy shit. this is AMAZING.
A story that has never been told, Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion illustrates the often overlooked Chinese experience at the heart of American history. The New York Historical Society’s landmark exhibition will be on from September 26th until May 2015. This exhibit highlights the lives, achievements, culture, struggles, and diversity of Chinese Americans from the 18th century to today.
Please help the New York Historical Society in conveying the richness of our lived experiences. The Many Faces page on the exhibit’s website offers an opportunity for Chinese Americans to tell their own stories. The New York Chinese-American community is invited to share a story and photo. Submissions may be featured in the exhibit or online. Click here to share your story.
the museum of chinese in america is having a sister show to this called Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving, which i helped out with~ if you’re in the NYC area, be sure to hit up both of these exhibitions!
HOLY CRAP!!! My art is in a museum!!!!!!! At the New York Historical Society opening reception for their “Chinese America: Inclusion/Exclusion” exhibit tonight. Bottom pic is Larry Hama, our amazing editor and my comics mentor; Janice Chiang, our letterer and me, the penciler
I felt like I was gonna pass out when I saw the art lmao I was like THIS IS BANANASSSSSSS
Wendy’s comics for this exhibit are amazing; y’all should definitely go see it! It’s up until April 19, 2015.