ARTWORK BY HELENA ALMEIDA
The importance of Helena Almeida's oeuvre lies in the fact that it is impossible to confine the formal traits of her personal language within the fixed bounds of artistic disciplines and classifying labels. While it is true that the Portuguese artist expresses herself chiefly through photography.
There’s Hope for the Hopeless by Hayli Alyce
"All to often in this world our graphic design skills are directed towards the advertising industry and making products or services so desirable that a person is compelled to stop, read the ad, and possibly go but the item or service. I wanted to utilize my skills in a more meaningful manner. Going beyond business and into the heart of the people.
I wanted this piece to be big, and exist in the environment for anyone and everyone to see. I wanted to affect people on a deeper level, especially the ones in the community who are depressed, suicidal, or just having a time in life where they need to hear the word hope. Hope is so important in life. Without it, we will crumble.”
This body of work is an exploration of the extent of cultural appropriation and encourages a discussion about it. I give the appropriator and the appropriated the opportunity to defend themselves and create a dialogue between them, while maintaining a neutral stance myself. I am not attacking those who appropriate, merely educating and creating awareness. Neutrality is key in this series, as i remove myself from my political and social status and opinions, stripping the problem to the most basic issue; taking an item that means a great deal to somebody and corrupting it.
gah… can I have done this project please?
Charles Freger - Wilder Mann (2010) - A series exploring human fascination with myth, ritual and tradition
i havent forgotten about tumblr.
ok maybe i have a little. this is not much of a personal blog, so i don’t know how many of my followers know that i’m from turkey, but my guess is only a few. i’m sure by now all of you know more or less what’s going on here. perhaps more than some of turkey’s citizens, as the media is under heavy censorship here and most of them won’t even talk about #direngezi events, and if they do, they are heavily manipulated.
since social media played an important part in the uprising, the government is now asking twitter and facebook for our information. twitter has said no, and facebook claims they will refuse, for all the credibility they have…
i wanted to drop in with the lovely song chinawoman has gifted us today and say hi.
with love ♥