littlelimpstiff14u2:

 The Ghostly Sculptures of Bruno Walpoth

Ghostly sculptures of Bruno Walpoth. Life-size, his powdered beauties, as if in opposition to their ghostly stature, seem heavy and grounded, their gazes locking whomever sees them into a spiritual arrest.

Working with traditional sculptural methods, Walpoth’s work is almost alchemical in quality.  Muscles, eyes and fingers that have been carved into wood (lime and walnut) or covered with lead leaf foils, seem soft and supple, sad and pensive. Idealistically beautiful, his figures show signs of bones and sinew under fragile skin.

Marks from carving tools show on the surface of the wooden bodies, and serve as quiet reminders that these creatures are not human. The marks break what anthropomorphizing has taken place and the observer is introduced to (or reminded of) the artist.  In a strange way, that break makes these works even more fascinating; they make clearly visible the love that has been passed from the creator to the created.

“Contrary to Geppetto, who constructed himself a child (Pinocchio) out of a piece of wood to banish his loneliness, Bruno Walpoth attempts, perhaps out of awareness of life’s transience, to immortalize the volatile spark of youthfulness he catches in the eyes of his models – sometimes his own children – into a wooden sculpture,” writes Absolute Art Gallery‘s Diana Gadaldi.  Walpoth’s figures are also reminiscent of the children in the paintings of Dino Valls and Gottfried Helnwein, yet are not so tortured nor forced into adulthood.  They are more ghostly, or perhaps more Buddhist, as if silently accepting of a new maturity.  Ms. Gadaldi also states that “[they] seem to be immersed in a moment of intimate meditation. Their detached attitude and dreamy expression are characteristic for the stage of life they are going through: one of slow but inexorable physical and psychological development. As they evolve from children to adolescents and from adolescents to young adults, the first traces of self-consciousness and emotional involvement appear on their often still infantile faces.”

http://www.walpoth.com/wood.html

http://www.modernism.ro/2012/02/19/ghostly-sculptures-of-bruno-walpoth/

going-to-scranton:

wetpancakes:

Broad City, created by UCB alums Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and produced by Amy Poehler, is an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their twenties in New York City. Wednesdays at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central

1x01 What a Wonderful World1x02 Pu$$y Weed1x03 Working Girls1x04 The Lockout1x05 Fattest Asses1x06 Stolen Phone1x07 Hurricane Wanda1x08 Destination: Wedding1x09 Apartment Hunters1x10 The Last Supper


WATCH THIS GODDAMN BRILLIANT SHOW PLEASE

going-to-scranton:

wetpancakes:

Broad City, created by UCB alums Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and produced by Amy Poehler, is an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their twenties in New York City. Wednesdays at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central

1x01 What a Wonderful World
1x02 Pu$$y Weed
1x03 Working Girls
1x04 The Lockout
1x05 Fattest Asses
1x06 Stolen Phone
1x07 Hurricane Wanda
1x08 Destination: Wedding
1x09 Apartment Hunters
1x10 The Last Supper

WATCH THIS GODDAMN BRILLIANT SHOW PLEASE

miyaando:

'Gekkou' [Moon Light], silver leaf monotypes, Miya Ando 2014

*moon light, reflected light*
www.miyaando.com

lazybonesillustrations:

On the weekend I got this Picasso tattoo on my leg. It is my sixth tattoo. Since when did I have 6 tattoos. how did I even let this happen. Oh well.

lazybonesillustrations:

On the weekend I got this Picasso tattoo on my leg. It is my sixth tattoo. Since when did I have 6 tattoos. how did I even let this happen. Oh well.

countryeyesoceanheart:

"This life together" Brian Andreas

countryeyesoceanheart:

"This life together"
Brian Andreas

(Source: countryeyesoceanheart)

plasterandlath:

Grey tones, from Simple Present. Bert Danckaert.

bibliovore:

euo:

what if bill murray dies

No

leslieseuffert:

Jeffrey Michael Austin (Chicago, IL) -  I’m Not Worried About You, 2013

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Bonnie Marie Smith.

Ceramics.

1. Alice’s Rabbit

2. Birdwoman

3. Bonnet Strings

4. China Swan

5. Eden

cinoh:

lightcolours:

Entré en dépendance entière 

Je sais le tremblement de l’être
L’hésitation à disparaître
Le soleil qui frappe en lisière
(Michel Houellebecq, La possibilite d’ une ile)

“Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”
Pablo Neruda (via larmoyante)
I used to take my lunch breaks here.

I used to take my lunch breaks here.

casadabiqueira:

La maison noire, East Hampton, New York
Jeanloup Sieff, 1964

casadabiqueira:

La maison noire, East Hampton, New York

Jeanloup Sieff, 1964

hollyhocksandtulips:

Atomic bomb testing, 1955 Photo by Loomis Dean

hollyhocksandtulips:

Atomic bomb testing, 1955
Photo by Loomis Dean

manufactoriel:

Congas dying, Lamu Kenya 1984, by Alex Webb

manufactoriel:

Congas dying, Lamu Kenya 1984, by Alex Webb