Overgrowth is a collaborative artistic project created by Parker Fitzgerald – the guy that takes most of the photos for Kinfolk magazine and Riley Messina – the gal that, if I’m not mistaken, did lots of the floral styling for this year’s Spring issue of Kinfolk, the one with the ice cream and flowers that made us go all gaga.
I’m totally going to be honest with you, I feel the concept of florals + faces is a wee overdone at this point, BUT the execution of this portraits (shot with film nonetheless) is beautiful. The floral design is just as awesome and works perfect with the models and the background. It’s whimsy (in the good sense) and somewhat creepy and dark at the same time – hence the feature on today’s post.
And even though it’s fall and there are hardly any wild flowers left, we can still enjoy a good ol’ session of floral design. In the face. Just the way we like it, right?
a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!
YES. Jesus, thank you.
I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.
IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.
|Early Feminists:||Oh hey, we see that you can vote. We would like to vote also. I mean, since most of those laws effect us too and all.|
|Men:||YOU JUST WANT SUPERIORITY OVER MEN!|
|Mid-century Feminists:||Hey, that whole thing about how you can have careers and earn a living wage outside the home? Yes that sounds nice, we'd like the option to do that as well.|
|Men:||YOU WANT A MATRIARCHY, THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT!|
|Late 20th century Feminists:||Hey we would like to make our own choices about our reproductive health, just like you've always had.|
|Men:||YOU ARE TRYING TO TAKE MEN'S RIGHTS AWAY!|
|Modern-day feminists:||Hey, if you could you stop sexually assaulting/harassing us and them blaming us for it, that'd be pretty great.|
|Men:||THIS IS MISANDRY, MISANDRY I SAY! FEMINISTS HAVE GONE TOO FAR!|
|Men:||THE END OF MEN IS NIGH! MALE OPPRESSION IS REAL! THE MATRIARCHAL AGE IS UPON US!|
Not to be confused with the head-to-toe cover used in Afghanistan, the Gulf burqa (pronounced burga in the local dialect) is a traditional metallic-coloured embroidered cloth used to cover part of the face, and, these days, is only used by the older generation. Upon first seeing it, most people mistakenly think that it is made of gold or some other metal. It is actually made from cloth imported from India. The cloth is dyed blue or purple and then rubbed down with a ball of glass until it gets that shiny metallic finish. The design of the burqa is meant to mimic the features of the falcon, a symbol of grace, pride and strength
Reblogging for excellent treatment of fabric.