Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING
i’m unreasonably freaked out and disturbed by these
and then you put one onto a scottish beach and it runs so fast it takes off into orbit and is never seen again
These may be the scariest things in the world to me. That and that massive statue. The big one.
i can’t believe i forgot about these. i love them. the videos are beautiful
My Sweet theme zine will be ready soon. Here is a little pattern with these drawings.
Amazing, Hyperrealistic Paintings of New York City’s Subway System
Created by Japanese artist Hisaya Taira
y’all fucking with me
Actually this makes sense, because I couldn’t figure out how they took so many photos with no people in them. They’re “hyperrealistic” in one sense, but not in the sense of looking the way these places actually look, because there are people in them at every hour of the day or night.
#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.
Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.
I’m interested in exploring a medium where the audience is expected to be a participant in the creation of the work. I think the idea of reader or viewer participation gets kinda lost in art and writing, where the artist is supposed to be the final arbiter of meaning, with total control of the work, even though the readers/viewers are the ones who bring it to life in their minds. I find it refreshing that video games make it clear that it’s a more equal relationship, and that’s something I keep in mind when I play or design.
Angie Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon.
She is creating a surreal horror interactive fiction game based on multiple false awakenings. The game will utilize her beautiful, visceral illustrations to take you to another world—trapped in your dreams.
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My two (two!) pieces for the "Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi"gallery show, happening THIS SATURDAY (that’s tomorrow!) at Q-Pop in lovely downtown Los Angeles! The art i’ve already seen for this show looks AMAZING and i’m super pumped to be part of it along with many talented pals and talented potential-future-pals.
Ireel by Flora Borsi
Portraits that simultaneously look like pictorial photos and hyper-realistic paintings. Borsi explains, “A hyper-realist painter aims to achieve a result which looks like a real photographic picture. A pictorialist photographer’s desired result is visually equivalent to a painting.” Her exquisite images seamlessly blend photographic elements with painting techniques, raising intriguing questions about each medium and the way they overlap.