29 November 2013
28 November 2013
'The wild flowers I encountered now were more a common bunch, growing as they did in bright blankets...As I passed them, I felt the presence of my mother so acutely that I had the sensation that she was there; once I even had to pause to look around for her before I could go on."
From Wild (p.90)
From Wild (p.90)
Posted by Rachel Johnston at 12:15 pm
27 November 2013
1. Photography: Björn Tagemose
2. Future Fantastic, photo shoot for Show/Off #3, 2010. Erika Mizuno.
3. Rei kawakubo for comme des garçons from the Guardian Weekend, march 1 1997 photograph by Jane Mcleish-Kelsey.
4. Balenciaga invitation for spring–summer 1999 show. photograph: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
(Source: cotonblanc )
Posted by Rachel Johnston at 12:25 pm
26 November 2013
25 November 2013
“‘Do you really think people change, or just seem to change?’ Sheila said, scanning the crowd. She would just as soon take the opposite position. She was like that. She never betrayed guilt about what she was doing to him, and that she behaved so normally around him made him think she either loved him so much that her feelings for other men didn’t affect her feelings for him, or that she didn’t love him at all. ‘Because I think everything is already there inside of you,’ she went on. ‘What you are. By the time childhood is over. What I think is that you just become this purer and purer version of what you already are.’
“‘You mean who you already are.’
“‘No. That’s not what I meant,’ softly, thoughtfully, as if to herself.”
—April Ayers Lawson, from “Virgin”
Photography credit Gianni Berengo Gardin (via)
Posted by Rachel Johnston at 11:07 am
22 November 2013
“A modest, unassuming man until his passing, Karales never climbed the ladder of fame, didn’t seem to care about it. He just did his job. His ethic and personality seemed more like that of a carpenter or refrigerator repairman than a gallery-hopping artist, making him perfect for the job with Smith … For the rest of his career, Karales displayed a profound, velvety darkroom printing technique reminiscent of Smith’s. Karales, though, wasn’t trying to change the world. Maybe Smith could have learned a little something from him.”
Sam Stephenson on James Karales’s apprenticeship with photographer W. Eugene Smith.
Posted by Rachel Johnston at 10:00 am
21 November 2013
20 November 2013
1. Pink sparkle by Camille Vivier
2. Pink fabric work by Louise Bourgeois
3. Pink circle and leaves by Christoph Lodewick (found via ilikethisblog)
4. Nipple rock! (found here)
6. Ryan Mcginley
7. 1870-1890: Geisha headstand
8. Me in headstand
9. Vanessa Bruno
Posted by Rachel Johnston at 1:59 pm
19 November 2013
18 November 2013
I would like my work to be recognized as being in the classical tradition (Coptic, Egyptian, Greek, Chinese), as representing the Ideal in the mind. Classical art cannot possibly be eclectic. One must see the ideal in one's own mind. It is like a memory-an awareness-of perfection.
Agnes Martin's works on paper.
Posted by Rachel Johnston at 9:21 am
She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there.
-- Julia Gregson, East of the Sun
Posted by Rachel Johnston at 9:20 am