Hello! We're Marit and Djuna and we welcome you to our blog! On here we'll be posting things that we've made, such as drawings, paintings, writings, photography and more. Basically you can say this is our collaborative art blog.

We'll be posting new stuff as often as possible, so we hope you'll stick around! And apart from posting our own stuff, we'll be reblogging artworks and artists that we like too, so there will always be some new posts, even if sometimes we don't have time to upload our own works.

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likeafieldmouse:

Aron Demetz - The Tainted (2012) - Distressed wood

I’ve been rereading your story. I think it’s about me in a way that might not be flattering, but that’s okay. We dream and dream of being seen as we really are and then finally someone looks at us and sees us truly and we fail to measure up. Anyway: story received, story included. You looked at me long enough to see something mysterioso under all the gruff and bluster. Thanks. Sometimes you get so close to someone you end up on the other side of them.

Richard Siken, The Long and Short of It. (via anotherblogaboutquotes)

tags → #poetry #siken 
ifeelhappytoday:

Mike Kelley, Rainbow Coalition, 1985.

ifeelhappytoday:

Mike Kelley, Rainbow Coalition, 1985.

tags → #mike kelley 

jonyorkblog:

Kerry Skarbakka
The Struggle to Right Oneself, 2011

In this self-portrait series, Skarbakka captures himself in moments of suspended peril: falling off balconies, tumbling head over heels in painfully precarious falls, slipping nude in the shower, or teetering on the edge of a fateful leap from a railway bridge. In the artist’s statement Skarbakka references philosopher Martin Heidegger’s description of human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and the responsibility of each person to catch ourselves from our own uncertainty. He writes:

This photographic work is in response to this delicate state. It comprises a culmination of thought and emotion, a tying together of the threads of everything I perceive life has come to represent. It is my understanding and my perspective, which relies on the shifting human conditions of the world that we inhabit. It’s exploration resides in the sublime metaphorical space from where balance has been disrupted to the definitive point of no return. It asks the question of what it means to resist the struggle, to simply let go. Or what are the consequences of holding on?

Skarbakka says that he utilizes special climbing gear and other rigging to achieve each shot. He says while the concept behind these works is clear, the message is totally ambiguous.

Marlene Dumas - The Painter

Marlene Dumas - The Painter

emptycanla:

Mr. Brainwash
LaBrea & Waring, LA

emptycanla:

Mr. Brainwash

LaBrea & Waring, LA

devidsketchbook:

CONCURS DE CASTELLS - PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID OLIETE

(Concurs de Castells | Tarraco Arena Plaça, Tarragona)

David Oliete (flickr) - Born in Tarragona, lived in Cardiff and Barcelona. Currently based in his hometown but available for assignments anywhere. Loves travelling, journalism, the mountains, his grandfather’s fishing rods and chocolate donuts.

tags → #art 
efedra:

Kiss, (1963-64) by Andy Warhol

efedra:

Kiss, (1963-64) by Andy Warhol

tags → #art #andy warhol 
tags → #art #painting 

Ah! Bonne terre, prends-moi, toi qui es la mère commune, l’unique source de la vie! Toi l’éternelle, l’immortelle, où circule l’âme du monde, cette sève épandue jusque dans les pierres, et qui fait des arbres nos grands frères immobiles!… Oui, je veux me perdre en toi, c’est toi que je sens là, sous mes membres, m’étreignant et m’enfalmmant, c’est toi seule qui seras dans mon oeuvre comme la force première, le moyen et le but, l’arche immense, où toutes les choses s’animent du souffle de tous le êtres

Émile Zola - L’Oeuvre

Translation:

'Oh, beneficent earth, take me unto thee, thou who art our common
mother, our only source of life! thou the eternal, the immortal one, in
whom circulates the soul of the world, the sap that spreads even into
the stones, and makes the trees themselves our big, motionless brothers!
Yes, I wish to lose myself in thee; it is thou that I feel beneath my
limbs, clasping and inflaming me; thou alone shalt appear in my work
as the primary force, the means and the end, the immense ark in which
everything becomes animated with the breath of every being!’

2headedsnake:

Lorenzo Sala

tags → #art #photography 
tags → #street art #art #haha 

Simeon ten Holt - Canto Ostinato

Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can.

Yann Martel - Life of Pi