“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
— Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (via fuckyeahexistentialism)

Been thinking about this idea.

Particularly with regard to names. Are there any cultures where renaming one’s self (first name) is more (than where I am in USA) acceptable or even encouraged over the strange course of a life?

Also, despite trying a few times I haven’t managed to read that book all the way through. Maybe soon it will be right.

theparisreview:

Taking stock of today’s art world: “The artist has undergone an enormous increase in value, to the point of idolization. But success has come at a high price, with the power of the art system, the adjustment to taste guidelines, and the dependence on galleries and curators. To create something new all one’s own, while remaining in the game, is a balancing act that only few succeed at mastering.”

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Preach!

mostlysignssomeportents:

Wednesday Addams gets down

I love this so much it hurts. 

#nofilter #hair #hairymen #woolymen #drawing #painting #sketchbook #mackenziepeck

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”

William Shakespeare, Macbeth (via seabois)

hotdamn

(via seabois)

Hanging out with James Victore today. He seems to think your work is a gift. Check him out.

Out of focus skulls. Out of focus skulls.