Jeliza Patterson

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oosik:

Mammoth Tusk Ivory Carving

This artistic carving was confiscated by the US Fish & Wildlife Service from an unknown location in Alaska. I want to meet the carver and shake their hand.

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oosik:

Seen above are pieces from a gallery on display at the Institute of Native American Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Below is commentary by the creator of these pieces, Native American artist, Cannupa Hanska Luger.

STEREOTYPE; Misconceptions of the Native American

The “boombox” has literally been carried on the shoulders of the America’s late 20th century sound history. The stereophonic audio system was battery powered, had no cords or wire to trip over, it was portable, loud, and at over 100 decibels of power-packed bass, it was heard on every urban street corner in the country. A designated DJ represented the individual, as well as the community, who set the tone for what was heard, dubbed, and re-mixed on the streets. Accompanied by the weight of the sturdy unit, bearers stood with a contrapposto tilt. A new renaissance was built, fashioned with a Michelangelo’s David stance. These posed silhouettes were dynamically relaxed and set the tone for what was to become a visual and cultural phenomenon that defined our relationship to sound (music), object, and culture.

Ceramic-based artist Cannupa Hanska Luger’s solo exhibition STEREOTYPE: Misconceptions of the Native American reflects upon the attributions of the boombox sub-culture’s impact to enforce and reverberate a sensory ordinance on our current cultural knowledge of Native America. Currently labeled Native America(n) and stocked on the shelves of our retail stores and virtual shopping sites are products that continue to market a blanket image mash-up of an over generalized cultural identity. 

In keeping with the Greek origin of “stereos” as solid and “tupos” as impression or type, Luger creates a solid impression with his new body of work to initiate a visual dialogue that questions notions of cultural appropriation and mis-appropriation. Luger recognizes how sound history has transcended over the past twenty years towards progressive innovations of portability with privatized acceptance of the Walkman, CD-player and now iPod, yet at the same time misconceptions of Native America remains stasis. 

Ceramic and mixed media pieces:

  1. The Ghost
  2. The Indian Princess
  3. The Curtis
  4. The Drunk
  5. The Big Chief

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meghantonjes:

I don’t think you understand how in love with Duane Bryers “Hilda” I am. Like, to the point I want a tattoo, but there are too many amazing drawings. If you’re not obsessed with her, get obsessed. Thanks.

I want to be best friends with her.

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boltonsrepairshop:

PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!

IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.

If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
  • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
  • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
  • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
  • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!

Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.

Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.

Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.

If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.

OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.

Fucking invasives. Signal boost.

Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!

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Also here is a human for size reference. Since they are huge it should be easy enough to see and spot when fully grown.

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The burns can also be very bad, far worse than any poison ivy. Just Google ‘Giant Hogweed Burns’ and you’ll see. It can cause bad blistering, red painful rashes, and more. Please be careful of this plant!

I haven’t seen this stuff in years, luckily. My mother had us terrified of this shit.

This stuff is BAD.

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"Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You" is a small project where I draw superheroes based on the costumes of young girls.

This original submission is The Curly Girlie!

From the mother: “Her superhero is named The Curly Girlie. She uses her long curly hair to lasso the bad guys, and has laser vision.”

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jasoncwoodson:

Le Freak, C’est Chic 01 of 03 - J C Woodson
Le Freak, C’est Chic, is a project exploring how black men are apporached within gay culture. Frequently seen as exotic or otherworldly by their partners, black men are often fetishized for their looks or racial characteristics, a form of sexual blackspoitation. In the series the model, a former pornstar, has been posed in the exact same style as Josephine Baker, a celebrated 1920s cabaret performer. Baker too was idolized in Paris for her ‘exotic’ looks and her fame was largely due to the public’s fascination with the ‘other’. However, the way in which she was represented would now be deemed quite racist, if not, just plain offensive. Images of Baker are juxtaposed over the top of the photos which exaggerates the models features such as his afro and lips as well as displaying his erect penis, perhaps the most fetishized aspect of the black male in gay society. The end result being an image which is both comical and sexual at the same time, illustrating the distorted way in which black gay males are perceived in a predominantly white gay culture.

Please check out more of my friend Jason’s thoughtful and provocative work here http://jasoncwoodson.tumblr.com/
George aka streetsick

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jasoncwoodson:

Le Freak, C’est Chic 01 of 03 - J C Woodson

Le Freak, C’est Chic, is a project exploring how black men are apporached within gay culture. Frequently seen as exotic or otherworldly by their partners, black men are often fetishized for their looks or racial characteristics, a form of sexual blackspoitation. In the series the model, a former pornstar, has been posed in the exact same style as Josephine Baker, a celebrated 1920s cabaret performer. Baker too was idolized in Paris for her ‘exotic’ looks and her fame was largely due to the public’s fascination with the ‘other’. However, the way in which she was represented would now be deemed quite racist, if not, just plain offensive. Images of Baker are juxtaposed over the top of the photos which exaggerates the models features such as his afro and lips as well as displaying his erect penis, perhaps the most fetishized aspect of the black male in gay society. The end result being an image which is both comical and sexual at the same time, illustrating the distorted way in which black gay males are perceived in a predominantly white gay culture.

Please check out more of my friend Jason’s thoughtful and provocative work here http://jasoncwoodson.tumblr.com/

George aka streetsick

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thebricklanegallery:

Marina Berra (from Italy) was born in Milan. Always a lover of art, she began painting some years ago, followed by private teachers, experimenting first with a type of figurative painting. She soon understands, however, that this mode of expression is not suitable for her. It does not allow, in fact, to bring out her inner self. It does not let her to feel free. Then she begins to experiment with new ways of expression more and more similar to her. Her works are born from an introspective process that leads her to express moods and personal emotions. The bright and vibrant colours, present in her paintings, concretely express her love for life and the energy that she feels to pervade the entire Universe. These colourful works, which represent personal, but universally shared feelings, lead the viewer to interpret her form of expression basing on their own personal inner experience.

Marina Berra is currently exhibiting in our CONTEMPORARY PAINTING exhibition at the Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe until 25th May. The CONTEMPORARY PAINTING exhibition programme is open to all artists from all over the world. To take part in any future exhibitions please contact info@thebricklanegallery.com

(Source: facebook.com, via darksilenceinsuburbia)