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31 Jul 14 at 4 pm

5centsapound:

Marie Hudelot: Heritage

French-Algerian photographer Marie Hudelot created the series ‘Heritage’ working with ritual, family heritage and decorative costumes, drawing inspiration from her own background. Hudelot explains: “My mother is Algerian and my father is French. I used the pictorial tradition of still life and suggest different characters where their accessories come from different customs.” The faceless characters encourage the viewer to identify with the shown person, raising questions about their own origins and traditions.

Artist Statement:

I worked by using the pictorial tradition of still lives. I chose to put forward characters where the nature and objects they carry come from different rites and customs.

The photographs can be grouped into three metaphorical categories:

Firstly the “mark”, with elements of uncultivated land, evocative death and rebirth.

Secondly, the “fight” with a reinterpretation of the various struggles and honors of war, as a tribute to ancestors, veterans sometimes death indifference or anonymity of the war.

And finally, the symbol of “femininity” located in the context of two cultures, French and Algerian, sometimes felt as a dichotomy, sometimes as a sign of diversity.

Here jewels, feathers, branches, flowers, hats, decorative ribbons become evocative symbols of seduction, femininity, youth, memory, struggle, life and death. 

Playing on the accumulation of symbols, and profusion of accessories the subjects become still life-like totems or family crests.

lymphonodge:

communism is abt making friends & abolishing the border & riding a free train 2 gay town

(via sabotabby)

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29 Jul 14 at 11 pm

cinoh:

Nigella damascena

Author: Karl Blossfeldt (German, 1865-1932)

(Source: arsvitaest)

cinoh:

Nigella damascena
Author: Karl Blossfeldt (German, 1865-1932)
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29 Jul 14 at 11 pm

Femur 

2014

Micron pens on watercolour paper

(Source: reisha-tee, via savorthetinyhurt)


Femur 
2014
Micron pens on watercolour paper
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29 Jul 14 at 8 pm

urbankill:

Rozenn Le Gall

urbankill:

Rozenn Le Gall
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28 Jul 14 at 10 pm

alucienaenola:

…. adventures in mothing! You can do this at home if you have a spot with low light pollution.

penguinprince:

Dürer: Blaurackenflügel [1512] by petrus.agricola on Flickr.
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28 Jul 14 at 8 pm

"Crooked Places Made Straight"

"Crooked Places Made Straight"
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25 Jul 14 at 11 pm

What’s left behind…
A room that’s big and undefined
A dying light
I lie awake alone at night
And I don’t care
I know that life cannot be fair
I know that life cannot be fair

J Church - “Nostalgic for Nothing”

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