”A demon can get into real trouble, doing the right thing.” He nudged the angel. “Funny if we both got it wrong, eh? Funny if I did the good thing and you did the bad one, eh?”
“Not really,” said Aziraphale.
Crawly looked at the rain.
“No,” he said, sobering up. “I suppose not.”
In 沈少民 Shen Shaomin’s “Bonsai” series, he has created a group of sculptures using the techniques of cultivating bonsai. Inspired by foot-binding, this work speaks about violence, control, deformation, artificial transformation of nature and the body for aesthetic purposes. Shen contorts and manipulates his miniature trees through the use of metal grips, vices, braces, clamps, metal meshes and armatures, trapping the plants and inhibiting their growth, while being contained in ceramic pots labeled with poetic terms/phrases and decorated with peaceful and heavenly landscape imagery.
Wu Hung writes: “Shen Shaomin turns invisible violence into tangible forms in his Bonsai series. Bonsai makes us reconsider the brutality in daily life, particularly that which has been transformed into kinds of aesthetic perception or concealed within nature itself. This group of works achieves its efficacy not because it displays the results of these man-made transformations, but makes apparent the process of transformation itself. Shen Shaomin uses two means for achieving this. First, the bonsais themselves display a sudden halt in the “process” like a freeze-frame in a movie, where all the small trees have been imprisoned in ironware, and hang like prisoners chained and shackled. Shen Shaomin calls these works “living installations. Collectors can choose to let them return to their original state or maintain this process. Even when the bonsai dies, these installations will still record the process and mechanisms behind their transformation. The second means is through texts: every bonsai is accompanied by a meticulously designed course of study. Dense passages and illustrations record how bonsais are made, and the procedures and matters needing attention.”
Artist’s website: Shen Shaomin
“A bond that will complete them both in ways they cannot yet realize.”
(To the Steve of my Tony.)
So, for reasons I don’t feel like explaining right now, I have 5 copies of a book, 770 pages long, that consists solely of Steve Rogers/Tony Stark fan fiction. That is four more copies than I actually need, so I figured, giveaway time…?
Though it does not near cover the vast amount of well written Steve/Tony fan fiction, it takes a scratch at a few of the best, ranging in length, subject, and universe. These books contain nine fics, as listed below, and are left largely unedited to reflect “fan fiction style” (such as using no indentations and having on-page chapter separators). Also, before you ask, yes, it contains porn. Graphic, hot, gay porn. You know, the usual.
To enter, like and reblog, but only once! Because seeing a giveaway spam on my dash pisses me off and I’m sure I’m not the only one.
Giveaway ends April 15th, when I will pick winners. (Assuming, you know, more than two people like this on a whim.) Shipping is free, just leave your ask open!
- Paradise Found by No Silence Here
- Trouble in Paradise by No Silence Here
- This time tomorrow (where were we) by dorcas_gustine
- Full Body Workout by Nix (Crimson Quills)
- Conjugate by Valtyr
- Without Irony (WIPE 1 of 2) by tsukinofaerii
- Per Expectations (WIPE 2 of 2) by tsukinofaerii
- A Meeting of Minds by Nix (Crimson Quills)
- Indelible by Penumbren
(I had to throw out When The Lights Go On Again by seanchai and elspethedixon due to page number constraints, which completely gutted me because it’s one of my personal favorites. GO READ IT! IT’S SO GOOD! GOOD GOD, JUST GO!)
OMG!Fantastic!!How big it is!!! I can’t breath!!
I wonder how big that book would be if all in the whole world Steve/Tony fics would be printed there?
The ground-breaking metamorphosis scene in the Michael Jackson short film ‘Black or White’ released in 1991
the english language, everyone
The Most Gorgeous Book Ever Has No Words Or Pictures, Just Color
This is the RGB Colorspace Atlas by Tauba Auerbach. The 8”x8” hardcover tome is pretty much an encyclopedia of every color in the RGB index. It’s huge, it’s gorgeous, and I want one.
……oh my god
I KNOW WHAT THIS NEEDS
It’s like they were made for each other.
i swear to fucking hell if you fuckers start shipping a book and i pen i will forcibly shove you back into the pits of hell you came from
Sensors alight, the pen trailed itself sensually down the gradient shift from yellow to blue along ample curve of paper, dipping closer and closer to the book’s spine.
“Can you imagine it?” the pen whispered, whirring and selecting #00563F with practiced intimacy. “Just picture it. With your collection and my potential…we can color the world.”
Did we just ship a pen and a book?
only on Tumblr…
PFFT HAHAHA OMG
YES, WE DID
omfg japh is that your drawing
Latest assignment completed! We had one week to illustrate any scene from the first chapter of Harry Potter (I almost had a heart attack from the excitement srsly). And because I love my Silhouette Cameo to death, I did papercuts of course.
Taking an illustration class in the midst of all of this GD thesis planning and job applications is really a breath of fresh air. I had so much fun with this one although the background
I can’t do perspective for shit so I just made it warpy and whimsicalgave me a lot of grief.