Patricia March is a Spanish artist based in Valencia, for whom the time is something like water that erodes and destroys the form while new ones are building. Like the rain, time is cyclic. In March’s drawings, there is a double reading, one from left to right and the other from right to left. The characters seem dominated by water movement, while resurfacing. That’s how artist perceives the time, and she uses the paper polyester, which allows her to perform these washes and erosion.
Hanna Fideli Nordqvist | on Tumblr (Sweden) - En studie i sömn | Science of sleep. Oil on canvas
Hanna Fideli Nordqvist is a painter based in Stockholm, Sweden. Educated at the Gerlesborg school of fine arts, she is specialized on realistic painting. Her canvas focus primarily on silent human bodies, embraced by the soft and exquisite light and the fabrics beautifully paint. Please follow artist’s upcoming work & news on her Tumblr.
summer is real cute until every fuckin type of insect comes out of the 8th circle of hell
God we fuck up teenagers’ heads. We tell them that biological conditions are moral punishments and then we get all shocked when they don’t practice rational risk management of biological conditions. We teach them ‘sex is super desirable and all the cool kids do it, and it’s hideously shameful and will destroy your life’ and we wonder why they act an eensy bit neurotic about it. If you tried to design a system for making sexually active kids confused and unsafe, you couldn’t do much better than the American media and school system.
And for once, the answer is relatively simple. Just talk about sex like it’s a part of life. Some people have sex and some people don’t, because people are different. STIs aren’t bad because they’re Dirty Crotch Rot; they’re bad because they’re contagious illnesses like strep throat or whooping cough, and you can ask a doctor to check for and treat them just like you would with strep throat. Unwanted pregnancy isn’t a scarlet A; it’s a mostly-preventable accident that sometimes occurs when people are going about their normal business of having sex. You can ask the school counselor about a variety of topics, including career planning, problems at home, questions about sex, or conflicts with teachers.
If we could just get the goddamn stick out of our collective ass and accept that sex is a human activity and teenagers are humans, maybe there wouldn’t be quite so many plaintive ‘I don’t understand my body and I’m confused and scared and I don’t know anyone I can ask in person’ messages flying out into the world.