I couldn’t resist drawing Velma for today’s sketch dailies! I had the biggest crush on her in 3rd grade, let me tell you.
Yamamoto’s works are mostly temporary, intricate, large-scale installations, or, “salt labyrinths”.
"Salt, a traditional symbol for purification and mourning in Japanese culture, is used in funeral rituals and by sumo wrestlers before matches. It is frequently placed in small piles at the entrance to restaurants and other businesses to ward off evil spirits and to attract benevolent ones.
Yamamoto forged a connection to the substance while mourning the death of his sister at the age of twenty-four from brain cancer, and began to create art out of salt in an effort to preserve his memories of her.
His art radiates an intense beauty and tranquility, but also conveys something ineffable, painful, and endless.”
“Drawing a labyrinth with salt is like following a trace of my memory. Memories seem to change and vanish as time goes by; however, what I seek is to capture a frozen moment that cannot be attained through pictures or writings. What I look for at the end of the act of drawing could be a feeling of touching a precious memory.”
I don’t usually reblog art (and a lot of art crosses my dashboard, thanks to Annie and others), but this is appealing both aesthetically and conceptually.
The Arte Sella, looks to be one of the most magical, fairytale woodlands in the world. Since 1986 this astounding destination in the Sella Valley in Italy has been dotting the landscape with the amazing works of over 200 contemporary artists from all over the world. A future holiday destination for sure!
Yo what tha fuck.
They can’t handle your power. They envy it. Fear it. And that is your strength as much as the power itself.
We all fear death. But your life can be extended, for a price. I have an in with the M15 team. My father was Richard Garfield you know. I know the secret laws of power.
Just say the word, and I shall lobby for a functional reprint in mine own color, bespeaking your true power, and you shall be mine forever. And isn’t that such a small price to pay for a new lease on unlife?
Yo yo yo…what r u tryin to do to me, dawg?
A reprint? U can’t just recapture this kinda SWAG.