Valerie Hegarty - Altered States
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Light paintings by Helsinki-based photographer Janne Parviainen.
Nebula Paintings by Tyler Young
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Art for ‘The Avengers’ Blu-ray DVD sleeves by Matthew Ferguson [x]
Faces 5 by Ashkan Honarvar
The Gin-Crazed Girl Commits Suicide, 1848
While these images seem to set the stage for fairytale-esque narrative, the shark has become a metaphor for a personal anxiety that is darkly rooted in the fear of death.
“When I was a child the Cincinnati zoo had a big shark tank full of big sharks. They would swim in a circle, and I would stand with my face to the class watching their blank, open-mouthed stares, as they would pass me by over and over. They were mesmerizing to me, but also terrifying. I had panic attacks in swimming pools all the time as a child. I wold race to get out of the pool before a shark could attack me. I started using shark imagery in my work in my early 20s, often as a mask on a child.”
“Years later, after I got married, I started having panic attacks about my husband and I dying. It was so sad to me that I met this person that I loved so much and was so fortunate to spend my life with, and we were going to have to watch each other die. I began to identify my panicky childhood feeling towards sharks as the same feeling I had about my husband’s and my mortality. Rational or irrational, it felt the same. Fear is a physical reaction. I began to draw myself as a little girl in a party dress wearing the head of a shark. I think the shark head as part defense, part offense, primal, quiet yet frenzied.” (Hi-Fructose vol. 23)
The kiss of death.
This astonishing sculpture forms part of Barcelona’s Poblenou Cemetery. The Kiss of Death (El Petó de la Mortin Catalan and El beso de la muerte in Spanish) dates back to 1930. A winged skeleton bestows a kiss on the lips of a handsome young man: is it ecstasy on his face or resignation? Little wonder the sculpture elicits strong and varying responses from whoever gazes upon it.
do you think i can get a wedding cake topper of this shit
i wanna marry myself with death
Embroidered X-rays by Matthew Cox
This ring features a complete band of Gibeon Meteorite framed and mounted in an 18k gold band. The meteorite has been etched with nitric acid to reveal the characteristic patterns, or Widmanstatten figures, of iron meteorites, and set with 9 gemstones representing the planets of our Solar System. Mercury is represented by a rust colored Sapphire, Venus a golden Sapphire, Earth an irradiated blue Diamond, Mars a Ruby, Jupiter an Opal, Saturn a Cats Eye Chrysoberyl with an inlaid 24k gold ring, Uranus a green Sapphire, Neptune a blue Sapphire and Pluto a black Diamond. What really makes this ring special is that the band of meteorite spins independent of the gold ring, so when it is on, the planets rotate around the wearer’s finger.
TL;DR SPACE RING GIMME
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