Harold Sohlberg, Winter’s Night in Rondane 1913-1914
To swing on the spiral of our Divinity and still be a human...
Canadian visual artist and tattooer Kit King does a great line in finely detailed and beautifully rendered black and white drawings. The imagery she creates is rooted in darkness, with symbols of death like skulls reappearing frequently, and the level of realism she achieves is stunning.
artist find at Septagon Studios
Suheir Hammad - In America
Right now you are standing on stolen land
No matter where you are hearing this poem,
I promise you, below you, is stolen land
Was Lakota, was Navaho, was Creek,
Was and was, and is and is,
And this fact does not change
Because you do not think about it
Or you thought the last Indian died before you were born
Or you were born one-fifteenth Apache,
This poem is not blaming you,
But allowing you an opportunity to do something
Start by saying something,
And from where you are standing,
Look North, South, look West, look East,
And see the theft, the occupation
And do something, start, start, by saying something
thank you voidness, s.
Art works by the Palestinian artist Imad Abu Shtayyah.
As I have noticed , his works are often inspired by a song or a poem or a situation/person. And the women in the traditional Palestinian dress is always present and sometimes the woman is a symbol of Palestine as well as the pigeon which is a symbol of peace.
We have traded grace for the mask of someone doing something in a world of arbitrary values."
Stephen and Ondrea Levine, Who Dies?
But how do we know - how could we know - that the real is there? By what freak chance does the skin of illusion ever split, and reveal to us the real, which seems to know us by name, and by what freak chance and why did the capacity to prehend it evolve?"
Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm
GUYS LETS SUPPORT ABDUL NADADI, an animator from Ghana who has created a new animation entitled Orisha’s Journey. His animation is going to be shown at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan (21st August 2014-25th August 2014)
For more information:
Follow him on tumblr abdulndadi
An interview he did with the SVA alumni blog
An article by discover african cinema
(these are all his images/animation)