I feel like I could cry.
Sanell Aggenbach (born 1975) is a South African artist living and working in Woodstock, Cape Town. Using painting, printmaking, and sculpture, her work addresses the relationship between history and private narratives, with a sense of ambiguity. Her work also explores the processes of nostalgia and historical myth-making, often incorporating the playful, disarming, and absurd to draw the viewer into discussions of darker subjects.
She has a unique style of combining traditional painting techniques with sculptural elements, as well as typically feminine crafts such as sewing and tapestry.
I am however ultimately intrigued by the impact of memory and social history. My intention is to create subtle paradoxes which suggest, rather than state, social commentaries and private narratives.
Even broken things can still be beautiful. [via]
1. Sleep naked. If it’s warm outside, open the windows and draw the curtains. You’ll wake up with beams of sunrise on your skin, under cool sheets.
2. Play soccer barefoot. You will feel more free and happy while you savor the moment. Everyone is more arrogant in shoes.
3. Dance to your favorite music.
4. Wear a flower in your hair—or a flower tiara.
5. Do naked yoga.
6. Dance in the rain without fear of getting your feet, hair, clothes or anything else wet.
7. Make yourself a really healthy but yummy dessert, like plain yogurt with fruit, honey and almonds.
~ 7 Home Remedies to Feel Better About Your Body (via bluebrrry)
"Class Dismissed" by Gil Elvgren, 1970
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Fading Into Colours by Mayumi Haryoto
The Yellow Wallpaper: The Woman In the Wall
(watercolor, coffee, and acrylic ink on hot-press)
Illustration #1, done! Two more to go!
Any and all thoughts, suggestions, or criticisms are welcome and encouraged!!!
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