Can I get a what what?
Ai Weiwei, Marble Doors, 2006, 18 marble doors, 210 x 80 x 6 cm each, Lisson Gallery, London. Source
This piece was created in reference to Beijing’s architectural and construction developments that often meant piles of doors were left in the streets next to demolished buildings. By replicating these in marble, Weiwei replaces temporariness with a sense of permanency and strength.
LOL man.never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,
Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?
because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.
Totally forgot that today is potluck day at school. Spent the last ten minutes making myself a lunch only to realize I didn’t need to.
Sewn Piece No. 17
thread, found image, and acrylic paint
9 x 9 inches
My latest piece, now complete! I haven’t done many found image pieces lately, having done so many small hoop pieces over the summer. Turns out the cure I needed was just new photos to work with. I stole this one and several others from a magazine in the waiting room while my husband was getting an oil change for his new car a couple weeks ago.
*bangs fist on table* I WANT COLD WEATHER
Over the weekend, the weather here was in the 50s and it was lovely. And I had a serious craving for homemade chili. Unfortunately I was working evenings all weekend and had no time to make any.
Tuesday was my first evening off in four days. I got the stuff I needed for chili and came home…and it was 70 degrees. In my husband’s exact words, “it would be a sin to make chili today.” So obviously it didn’t happen. Now I have the stuff got make chili and the craving for it, but the wrong weather. BOO.