Sacral Contemplation | Ian Davis | Socks Studio
New-York based artist Ian Davis paints scenes where human beings are reduced to minimal multiplied figures gathering around a monumental presence. The main focus of a sacral contemplation by the anonymous crowd is sometimes a technological artifact, sometimes an infrastructure or a building . It’s the dramatic depiction of a world where man-made artifacts overcome the society of people who produced them, painted in an ironic, almost cartoon-like style.
SoP | Scale of Representation
3:06 am • 27 February 2014 • 1,401 notes
“Bury all your secrets in my skin.”
— "Snuff" - Slipknot, (All Hope Is Gone, 2009)
1:01 am • 17 February 2014 • 1 note
PHOTO BY JESSIE LAU // twitter & instagram @thejessielau
July 8th 2013 // The Phoenix Concert Theatre // Toronto, ON
12:58 am • 17 February 2014 • 79 notes
And in this process of shutting down
the system fights to remain alive
challenging a backwards notion
with a backwards momentum
it is almost impossible
to shut down as it is to function
12:41 am • 17 February 2014
I Can’t Paint by aartishinde
This is really intense for me, because this is exactly what artist’s block feels like. You’ve got color all around you, all over you, inside of you, in your fucking soul, and you can’t get it out on that canvas, that sketchpad, that digital screen that just sits there and yawns, white and infinite in front of you like an enemy, or worse, like a lover you can’t hold because they’re too far away. You sense what you could do if the lines and shapes and colors would come to you, but it all stays just beyond your straining fingers, no matter how hard you reach for it. It’s worse than a sense of your own inadequacy; it’s fear and it’s pain, and it’s everything you feel like you could accomplish but can’t because somehow, the colors won’t transfer from your hands, from your being, onto that white surface. You can’t paint. You can’t even begin.
My Situation :(
2:14 am • 17 January 2014 • 69,871 notes
Today, a friend of mine happened to mention that he absolutely hated reading. Naturally, I attempted to convince him to rethink his choice. Reading allows for the expansion of vocabulary; for the access to an imagination; for the nurturing of intelligence; for the exposure to other opinions. Reading helps create an open mind.
I tried telling him, don’t you appreciate the beauty of words? Why are you underestimating the importance of language? Express your soul - free yourself. Understand the emotions of the author. Words are power. If you have words, you will never have nothing.
To Jayme (10/01/14)
10:54 pm • 10 January 2014
Remember this lady?
Oh my god
I’ve reblogged this before and I’ll reblog is again.
10:07 pm • 10 January 2014 • 268,611 notes
“Real revolution starts at learning. If you’re not angry, then you’re not paying attention.”
— Tim McIlrath
1:19 am • 8 January 2014 • 3 notes
not usually the preachy vegan but this is true true true
I wish there was a source, but I researched it and it’s all true.
So millions of people associated with the animal industry would be out of jobs; animals themselves would be overpopulating as their biggest predator would stop feeding on them… Yes there are problems with the industry, as with any other industry, so more attention on fixing these problems is better than getting rid of it all together
Ok, you do realize that we selectively breed these animals in mass numbers to meet production quotas right? If we stopped eating animals, they wouldn’t start breeding out of control – they wouldn’t exist in the first place, because we wouldn’t be bringing them into existence through forced breeding. Where on earth do you find massive numbers of domesticated breeds of chickens, cows and pigs flocking/herding in huge numbers in the wild? And for that matter, let’s talk about all the other animals that we don’t eat that are just breeding OUT OF CONTROL! Not.
And then let’s go ahead and talk about all those poor, poor individuals in the agriculture industry that wouldn’t have jobs. Yes, how sad that they wouldn’t be able to participate anymore in a job that causes some of the highest rates of suicide and mental illness in its workforce. Also don’t forget the lovely community-improving Sinclair Effect – which shows increased rates of violent crime among factory farm employees. Lots of the people working in the meat, dairy and egg industries are convicts, illegal immigrants or mentally disabled people struggling to live above the poverty line – people that are easier to exploit because they have difficulty finding jobs anywhere else. Oh yeah, and agribusinesses producing animal products have repeatedly been accused of various human rights abuses. So yeah, I’m sure these exploited workers, laboring in one of the most dangerous jobs in America, with a 100% turnover rate are going to be so sad about the closing of factory farms.
Seriously, stop with the bullshit excuses and realize that animal exploitation is a problem for everyone, not just the animals.
(Source: gacysmom, via allthechickens)
9:53 pm • 7 January 2014 • 22,682 notes