Don’t you dare
Shrink yourself
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow.
m.v., Advice to my future daughter, #2. (via findingwordsforthoughts)

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nsorommaglobal:

selected pieces from Louder Than Words Series by Barbara Walker 

"The artist began this series as a result of her son Solomon’s experiences with police: Between 2002 and 2006, aged between 17 and 21, the black artist Barbara Walker’s son Solomon was so often “stopped and searched” by the Birmingham police that it came to seem disproportionately significant and she began to record the situations in her artwork. At the end of each search, Solomon was presented with a yellow A5 copy of the official police form recording the questioning. The forms, combined with newspaper cuttings of seemingly racially motivated events, sketches of city sites and meticulously drawn portraits, now become the main background focus of Walker’s graphic “Louder Than Words” collages. It is this contrast, between officialdom’s authoritative and…dehumanising paperwork on the one hand, and a mother’s quite exquisitely sensitive recording of her son’s particular features on the other, that affords the series a rare poignancy.”

Barbara Walker - Brighter Future - Diptych, 2006, charcoal and conte on paper, 81 x 101cm

Barbara Walker - Series - … I can paint a picture with a pin - 2006, digital print media, 81 x 106 cm

Barbara Walker - Sol - 2007, charcoal on paper, 81 x 106cm

Barbara Walker - Time - 2009, mixed media on paper, 40 x 55cm

Barbara Walker - Untitled - 2006, digital mixed media print, 81 x 106cm

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visual-poetry:

»my hell« by david shrigley (+)

visual-poetry:

»my hell« by david shrigley (+)

gamefreaksnz:

Hyrule Warriors Trailer with Ganondorf and a Great Sword

I’m so geekiest for this game

iheartmyart:

Eric Thomas Bostrom, Lost Hope, Found Faith, 2011, image posted with permission of the artist.

Dunno why this looks so very interesting to me, but it does:

iheartmyart:

Eric Thomas Bostrom, Lost Hope, Found Faith, 2011, image posted with permission of the artist.

Dunno why this looks so very interesting to me, but it does:

hipsandheartbreak:

marvin’s room anything for you !!!
i love b steady.
if you don’t know about her, get hip!
she reps for qpoc and is so fucking amazing. and she’s from the DMV :)
http://bsteady.bandcamp.com

I’m glad I’m not the only one loving B. Stewart’s music…

(Source: youtube.com, via thirstyexpression)

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