La verdad de la mentira
Al lector se le llenaron de pronto los ojos de lágrimas,
y una voz cariñosa le susurró al oído:
-¿Por qué lloras, si todo
en ese libro es de mentira?
Y él respondió:
pero lo que yo siento es de verdad.
Nada grave. Angel Gonzalez
"When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?"
Artist on Tumblr
Dany Reede | on Tumblr (Canada)
Dany Reede is a visual artist from Winnipeg, Canada. His drawing, mostly autobiographical, is heavily influenced by street art, stick and poke tattoos. His work, based on his self-perception, contains an undercurrent of deprecation and melancholy:
I have never felt comfortable within the realms of the “conceptual insider art world.” Using art as a method to achieve some sort of social status through intellect is something I can’t grasp, and prefer to use it as a therapeutic device to cope with my - often debilitating - social anxiety and depression. My work exemplifies the struggle between my mind’s habitual cravings for a place, while my body is stuck in another. Through reoccurring imagery and text, I am able to create honest, specific, and autobiographical work about the different routines that help me confront this disconnect.
© All images courtesy the artist
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"It was probably nothing but it felt like the world."
"Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars."
For all the artists out there. xoxo
I posted this a year ago, and I still believe it. To everyone who helped send this message around- thank you. You guys inspire me.
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living."