Archive for November, 2011

Magdalene Gluszek

Written by Marica on . Posted in ceramic, sculpture

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Magdalene Gluszek‘s sculptures…

“We live in a surreal world constructed by mass media and popular culture that takes us constantly further from our natural environment. Our preoccupation with self-presentation and display is a visual example of one of the many ways we embrace artificiality. Despite this façade, our emotional actions are tied to basic animalistic impulses [...] I use animal features and mannerisms blended with those of humans to create hybrid forms, which illustrate this psychological state. Beneath the fake eyelashes, wigs and sparkles we are just animals playing dress-up.”

Grandmother Tips

Written by Valentina on . Posted in design, photography, stuff

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Grandmother Tips, by Chacho Puebla is an awesome idea!

“When you’re younger you think you’ll never fall into that same kind of discourse, until you find yourself talking about stupid (cliché) stuff with your kid, about how important school is and if you don’t have a degree you’re nobody. I hope I can give better advice some day. In the meantime, here are some tips my grandmother should have given me.”