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//- #Designing a #gun. Still need to finish the basic design, #ink it, then #colour it. #art #myart #sketch #sketching #sketchbook #pencil #draw #drawing #illustration #illustrator #artwork #weapon #custom #nofilter #inking #color #customdesign #pistol #airsoft

//- #Designing a #gun. Still need to finish the basic design, #ink it, then #colour it. #art #myart #sketch #sketching #sketchbook #pencil #draw #drawing #illustration #illustrator #artwork #weapon #custom #nofilter #inking #color #customdesign #pistol #airsoft

Xiaojing Yan: Bridge 2009-2013

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Installation created with 1500 ceramic spoons.

"In my art, every idea travels through the intricate passageway of how I think in Chinese but speak in English. Choosing the right material for my work is like choosing the right word in my vocabulary. For Guan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion, I applied the red threads used to make tassels for Chinese lanterns to a statue I had cast of her, and then, even though she was touching the floor, I suspended her by a wire to show how, in my adopted culture, I am suspended between what I used to be and whatI am becoming.

I use the minimalist concepts and theatricality of my work to expose the intricate layers of my internal world where Chinese culture, training and traditions inspire my work so I can build a bridge of survival, safety and adaptation to the foreign land that molds and informs my work.

I filter Chinese thoughts through English words, English words through Chinese culture, and my images through the concepts of my art - all the while my core sense of Self remains suspended above and between these two worlds.”

maffw-ona-sanz:

lamelamorsa:

Marta Nael 🐉

Such nice palettes aw

My new place with my man, Erik! Moving in this October! =) So excited! Already planning out the furniture layout!

My new place with my man, Erik! Moving in this October! =) So excited! Already planning out the furniture layout!

 Impressionism + Flowers 
"The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt"
— Sylvia Plath  (via karenhurley)