Christopher Lee appreciation post, with added bonus:
I got really scared, I thought this was going to end up an “In Memory” post, or something
Valerie, the first Black female cartoon character on a regular Saturday morning cartoon.
Neglected moments in history
Contemporary Art Week!
Series: Self-Evident Truths
These paintings represent a modern study in dichotomy and perception from a historical context using portraiture as the interpretive engine.
I often use the image of the black woman in unaccustomed/atypical context; derived to create a visual tension between historical fact, misinformation and myth. The viewer is lured into the possible narrative of the depicted figure by her beauty, strength and grace; however immediately enters an intellectual menagerie where they are confounded by the disconnected visual clues. Is she slave or slaveholder? Is she captive or free, is she servant or served? Is she factual or fictional in a historical context? All of these questions and more provide basis for the individual viewers journey of allegorical interpretation.
The images are imbued with cultural and ethnic symbolism that provides insight into the historical context of the painting. Yet, the icons, combined with my personal visual vocabulary, may remain unseen or misread by the “unknowing” eye; the eye that never learned the historic bases for all the possibilities in the lives of these women. In a society that often make instant cultural judgements based on visual cues that are often stereotypical, but not always, I feel offering ethnic imagery that defies common visual library of the modern citizen may challenge each individuals biases and foregone conclusions of their own notions of what race represents in history and therefore in humanity.
The images beg the question: Is “Truth” self-evident? Who’s “Truth”? How does knowledge, experience and perception of one’s “self” determine what is evident? If the view of oneself is skewed is it possible to see another clearly?
we are the last generation whose baby photos weren’t taken on phones
These portraits actually have multiple Disney characters and Mickey heads hidden in them!
FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT FANFICTION AUTHORS WRITE IN THEIR OWN SPARE TIME AND YOU GET THEIR WRITING FOR FREE, THEY ARE DOING THIS FOR FREE ON THEIR OWN TIME
don’t be an asshole
THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST USE OF THE SNK OPENING
I almost choked from how perfect this was
is that christopher walken
WHY DOES IT SYNC UP LIKE THAT
I FUCKING CRACKED UP WHEN HE JUMPED OVER THE RAILING
((I lost it when he started flying.))
Weapon of Choice is actually the best music video ever