another perfect catastrophe
Intricate collage art by Fred Tomaselli
Fred Tomaselli makes exquisitely rendered paintings on wood panels, combining an array of unorthodox materials suspended in a thick layer of clear, epoxy resin. Medicinal herbs, prescription pills and hallucinogenic plants are combined with images cut from books and magazines: flowers, birds, butterflies, arms, legs and noses, for example, are worked into dazzling patterns that spread over the surface of the painting like a beautiful virus or growth.
Tomaselli sees his paintings and their compendium of data as windows into a surreal, hallucinatory universe. “It is my ultimate aim”, he says, “to seduce and transport the viewer in to space of these pictures while simultaneously revealing the mechanics of that seduction.” Tomaselli has also incorporated allegorical figures into his work – in Untitled (Expulsion) (2000), for example, he borrows the Adam and Eve figures from Masaccio’s Expulsion from the Garden of Eden (1426-27), and in Field Guides (2003) he creates his own version of the grim reaper. His figures are described anatomically so that their organs and veins are exposed in the manner of a scientific drawing. He writes that his “inquiry into utopia/dystopia – framed by artifice but motivated by the desire for the real – has turned out to be the primary subject of my work”.
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Elaborately carved grave slab atShebbear (Devon, England) showing a skull sprouting flowering shoots, as a symbol of resurrection
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We had an oldschool antidrug poster we had nabbed from the subway that looked a little like this.
Shannon and the Clams
Art of Olivier De Sagazan
The less you respond to negative people the more peaceful your life will become.
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How many times have you burned me?How many times have you caged my body,because you saw my soul was stronger?Fear caused those fires and i have looked down on you,while me feet did burn and my soul flew away….i see still each one of you,each face and each soul.I will not forget.I cant.Because you still try to put me on a stack..for being free,for beeing strong.
Rael here. Saggitarius w. Pisces rising. ᏣᎳᎩ on my dad's side, British/Swedish/euromutt on my mum's. Singer/songwriter, player of guitar and bowed psaltery. Editrix of Alphabitch Afterbirth zine and VJ on channel 15 VCAM Burlington's "PostMortem Espresso" music show. I am a bearded bisexual BBW who has lived in a multitude of places and enjoys posting updates from all of them. I enjoy musick, majik, poetry, & gratuitous pics of kawaii things and little kittycats. (warning- Rael's tumblr is Not Safe for Work! contains nekkid ppls, tripedelic images, scary pics of cemeteries, skeletons and occasional gore. Oh, and SATAN! \m/ )
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