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Pam. SFC/Oakland.
I seek revenge by living well.

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Naked Obese Sculptures by Mu Boyan 

Emblematic of society’s collective fascination with the epidemic of morbid obesity and our fixation on body shape, Mu Boyan’s controversial sculptures of bulging bodies articulate a view of fatness as ‘other’.  It is clear from looking at these theatrical bodies that Boyan has directed his viewers to be voyeurs of his work, examining each ripple, swell and fold of his round figures.  Strangely appealing and almost kitchly sweet, they are desexualised and strangely ambiguous despite their nakedness.  Boyan’s bodies clamber, crouch and roll in groups of identical figures or as solitary individuals searching and climbing unaware that they are being watched.  They have an heir of fun and novelty about them and are striking in their variety of scale from the ornamentally tiny to the uncomfortably large, but all must surely be a comment on a society which over consumes and indulges.  These figures are in sharp contrast to a figure of a starved dog, skin and bone- perhaps representing the consequences of our damaging effect on other living things.  Strangely generically described, his fat sculptures are not disgusting or grotesque but child-like and innocent.  All seem inquisitive and harmless.  They are nonaggressive victims of circumstance and tactile objects there to be examined and watched, exposed by their size rather than their nakedness

(via asylum-art)

To be a happy person, one has to drop all comparison. Drop all these stupid ideas of being superior and inferior. You are neither superior nor inferior. You are simply yourself! There exists no one like you, no one with whom you can be compared. Then, suddenly, you are at home.

You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful - or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.

—Unknown  (via senyahearts)

(Source: t-sukix, via danielleguizioactually)

claydols:

my eyes change colour depending on my swag levels. they are the darkest brown when my swag levels are at a maximum. i have never seen them change

Um

(Source: canadad, via modernature)

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Ione Thorkelsson- Cast Glass

Ione studied Architecture at the University of Manitoba and went on to study glass at Sheridan College, School of Design in Mississauga, Ontario. She has operated her own studio  in Manitoba since 1973, working primarily with off-hand blowing techniques and has been exploring cast glass techniques since 1983.

 

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