"Some women are
lost in the fire.
Some women are
built from it."

-Michelle K., Some.  (via mxrj)

"She has all of this poetry late at night
all of this bullshit in the morning
and you think you wont be fooled
but you are. You always are."

-poetry and b.s (via thiswillnotlast)

"You’re the worst, you know what you’ve done to me."

-jhene aiko (via itsthelesbiana)

(Source: innocenttmaan)


I know I’ve reblogged this but it’s just wow

imagine this on a wall

I want this on my wall
"They told me that to make her fall in love, I had to make her laugh. But everytime she laughs I’m the one who falls in love."

-Unknown (via forever-and-alwayss)

(Source: sensitizes)




Women in Africa and the Diaspora: “Julie Mehretu”

“I don’t think of architectural language as just a metaphor about space, but about spaces of power, about ideas of power.”

Julie Mehretu is an artist born in Ethiopia, raised in Michigan, educated in Senegal and Rhode Island and currently residing in New York. Mehretu’s complex pieces feature architectural forms, fictional landscapes, and grids layered with scribbles, smudges and shapes of different size and colors. Her paintings are more than just assemblage of random colors and lines. The underlying structure of her work consists of socially charged spaces such as government buildings, museums, stadiums, schools, and airports.

“I think architecture reflects the machinations of politics, and that’s why I am interest in it as a metaphor for those institutions.”

Julie Mehretu has received numerous awards including The MacArthur Award in 2005, often referred to as the “genius grant.” The American Art Award granted by The Whitney Museum of American Art (2005,) and the Berlin Prize: Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship at The American Academy in Berlin (2007).

-Bilphena Yahwon


Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane

One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year’s Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. Truth is Beauty is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls and covered in stainless steel mesh skin, the massive sculpture had interactive lighting effects that made it constantly change.

(Source: f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s)


imagine this on a wall