Install this theme
Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, ‘Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don’t. But you listen to them anyway.’ So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look.
Marina Abramovic (via aroseforalice)

artchipel:

Christoph Bader (Germany) - wired uk 0513 0711

Processes that produce shapes are a central theme of Christoph Bader’s work: “To me this is a switch from a product oriented thinking to a process oriented way of working. This if often called generative or procedural design. In generative design you as a designer are no longer manly concerned about the outcome or the final product rather you are focused on the process which generates the final result. Designing processes is the business of a generative designer. These processes generate theoretically infinitely many outcomes and as such can be a valuable tool.”

© All images courtesy of the artist

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metaphorformetaphor:

And I, infinitesimal being,
drunk with the starry
void,
likeness, image of
mystery,
felt myself a pure part
of the abyss,
I wheeled with the stars,
my heart broke loose on the wind.

Pablo Neruda, from “Poetry,” Neruda: Selected Poems (Houghton Mifflin, 1990)

One day, you realise that there are some people you’ll never see again. At least, not in the same way.
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via larmoyante)
If you mistreat an animal it becomes afraid. This is what happened to your psyche. You have mistreated it by giving it a responsibility that is incomprehensible. Just stop for a moment and see what you have given your mind to do. You said to your mind, “I want everyone to like me. I don’t want anyone to speak badly of me. I want everything I say and do to be acceptable and pleasing to everyone. I don’t want anyone to hurt me. I don’t want anything to happen that I don’t like. And I want everything to happen that I do like.” Then you said. “Now mind, figure out how to make every one of those things a reality, even if you have to think about it day and night.” And of course your mind said, “I’m on the job. I will work on it constantly.”
Michael Singer - The Untethered Soul (via iam-youis)
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LUMARoaming at night, 2014

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LUMA
Roaming at night, 2014

tumblangeles:

latimes:

This gif shows the progression of California’s drought since 2011. See it unfold more slowly with these 188 maps.

This drought isn’t fucking around. So don’t you fuck around either in conserving your water! 

tumblangeles:

latimes:

This gif shows the progression of California’s drought since 2011. See it unfold more slowly with these 188 maps.

This drought isn’t fucking around. So don’t you fuck around either in conserving your water! 

I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald  (via joybernhart)