Explosive Paintings Reach Beyond the Traditional Frame

In these artworks by artist Valerie Hegarty, it looks like the walls have exploded with an array of fruits, foliage, and decay. At first glance, one might think they are viewing art that has been destroyed. However, Hegarty is well-known for her explosive work that reaches out, beyond a flat area and into three-dimensional space.

"I’m not sure what I’ll do, but - well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale"

— F. Scott Fitzgerald  (via likethisyeah)

"Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward."

Elliott Kay (via perfect)

"I stared at a tree against dusk
Till it was a girl
Standing beside a country road
Shucking cane with her teeth.
She looked up & smiled
& waved. Lost in what hurts,
In what tasted good, could she
Ever learn there’s no love
In sugar?"

Yusef Komunyakaa, closing lines to “Sugar,” from Magic City (Wesleyan University Press, 1992)

"I felt a funeral,
in my brain […]"

— Emily Dickinson, from I Felt A Funeral (via desertionexodus)


She - Hila Lulu Lin

Embroidered Handkerchief / Real Talk series / Holly Leonardson (by hollyleonardson)

“I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. ”

American Beauty (1999) dir. Sam Mendes

imranthetrekker , new year new adventures
not highest quality but~
"I believe in science. I believe in evolution. I don’t believe a billion Indians are going to hell. I don’t think we get cancer to learn life lessons, and I don’t believe that people die young because God needs another angel. I think it’s just bullshit, and on some level, I think we all know that. Look, I understand that religion makes it easier to deal with all of the random shitty things that happen to us. And I wish I could get on that ride, I’m sure I would be happier, but I can’t."

— Piper Chapman, Orange is the New Black (via chasing-skye)

This is perfect

(via eliza-jean)


Bob Mazzer