This is my little hideaway. A visual diary of sorts - random ramblings about art, poetry and history. My therapy to 'awaken the senses'.

For I have known them all already, known them all—
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

—― T.S. Eliot (via psych-quotes)

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 lula aldunate  radiates mandalas with ornate ceramic plates

new york city based artist and designer lula aldunate has photographed a hand-crafted a series, comprised of vibrantly colored and intricately pattered mandalas. the spiritual spirals are a ritual symbol in hinduism and buddhism, which represent the universe. here, aldunate has recreated the circular motif from ornately decorated tableware, deftly intermingling various colors, botanical prints, plate size and trim. gold leaf overlaps neon pinks perfectly, both unifying and juxtaposing the compositions. the artist is a lover of flea markets, quirky details, colors and prints; thus, the her work always includes a vintage piece, as illustrated in the collection of antique arrangements.

(Source: asylum-art, via senjukannon)

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.

—― Ludwig van Beethoven (via psych-quotes)

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Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimenscns. Artist Michael Mapes

Photographic prints, insect pins, pinning foam, gelatin capsules, glass vials, painted canvas, cast resin, pill organizer, plastic specimen bags, cotton thread, costume jewelry, sequins. With hundreds of tiny photographic fragments, gelatin capsules, magnifiers, plastic bags and insect pins, New York artist Michael Mapes creates collages that are equal parts portraiture and scientific specimen. For his latest works Mapes used photographs of paintings by Dutch masters Rembrandt, Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy and others as inspiration for large scale specimen boxes.

(Source: f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s, via b-l-a-c-k-o-r-c-h-i-d)

Peter Shipperheyn - Asleep (1987)

This beautiful sculpture is called “Asleep” and was created by artist Peter Shipperheyn upon request by Mr. Matheson’s widow. For a story of how he knew Laurence Matheson and came to create the sculpture.

(Source: f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s, via b-l-a-c-k-o-r-c-h-i-d)

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

—― Henry Miller (via psych-quotes)

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With a secret like that, at some point the secret itself becomes irrelevant. The fact that you kept it does not.

—― Sara Gruen (via psych-quotes)

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