“To employ “both sides” rhetoric completely misrepresents the situation. It is not “both sides” who take thousands of political prisoners. Both sides do not systematically torture each other. Both sides do not control each other’s freedom of movement, or access to the sea, drinking water, and education.”
– A Plague on One House by Greg Shupak (July 17, 2014)
Do-Ho Suh, Paratrooper
(The threads are attached to a cloth of embroidered signatures of soldiers who died in war)
Ever since he was a small child with a serious illness, Ted Meyer has mixed art and medical images as a way to understand his experiences. Through his art he highlights the emotional impact of pain and healing on everyday people—patients, families, and medical personnel.
When medical treatments improved his own situation as an adult, Ted began to work with other survivors of traumatic health issues. “Scarred for Life” is a multi-faceted project that includes printing on paper from the subject’s body, interviewing the participants about their experiences, and photographing the process.
— from the Scarred For Life Fact Sheet
You can view the rest of the pieces from this gallery here, at Ted Meyer’s website.
Many of us who have disabilities, chronic illness/pain, or mental health issues actively struggle to love our bodies for a whole host of reasons. Disabled bodies, unhealthy bodies, sick bodies; like other bodies that deviate from the “norm” (that is: white/abled/cis/thin) that feminism so often reinforces instead of dismantling, our bodies may be accepted by feminism, and other feminists, at a surface level, but when it gets down to the nitty-gritty of what loving non-normative bodies actually entails…well, feminism doesn’t know how to deal with that.
Ola Rudnicka - editorial “Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun” for
i-D Magazine, Spring 2014
Photographer: Manuela Pavesi
"The Edit" by Craig McDean for Vogue Italia September 2013
Viktor and Rolf Spring Summer 2014 | PFW
I very very rarely crave expensive designer jewelry but HOLY SHIT.
Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall 2014-15
OHMYGOD MY LONG-TIME LOVE- Ginger Roger’s Carefree jumper. IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?!
Dream dress. I have a whole pinboard about how good these kinds of dresses are.
The Self-Crucified by Clarence John Laughlin, 1940