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Beth Hoeckel

These gently apocalyptic images are mixed media collages by artist Beth Hoeckel. The dreamlike quality draws you into another world of a futuristic past. An impression of the future reflecting on a bygone era. A 1950’s futurism study.

They are brilliantly entising, you wonder about the situation, the story behind the collated image.

As though you have jumped into a famous five or secret seven story, but way better.

All images from her website here.

(via peachyxx)

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“Do you think she’s gay?”

“She looks like a lesbian.”

“She looks a bit butch. Especially with that haircut. She must be gay.”

“Oh… She definitely looks like a lesbian.”

What exactly does gay look like? Does being gay force people to adhere to a set appearance? 

No. 

This parallel series follows the lives of two individual women; one who identifies as heterosexual, and the other identifying as homosexual. Sexuality in itself does not define a person. It does not make you dress a certain way. It does not make you style your hair differently. It is merely an aspect of your life that is different from someone who is straight. I decided to capture the daily routine of two women to show the similarities between their lives and keep their sexuality in question until the end. I started the series with a portrait from both women and then followed them around their homes to capture what they do on a daily basis. Showing that sexuality doesn’t matter nor make you look or do anything different from anyone else. To conclude the series, I captured a portrait with their significant other that embody’s their love for one another. 

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Motoi Yamamoto - Floating Garden

Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto is back with an amazing, new installation all made out of salt. Floating Garden resembles the ominous image of a tropical storm, similar to the satellite shot you’d see during a weather forecast. Using ordinary table salt, Yamamoto meticulously constructs his incredible works, this time spending more than 10 hours a day for over a week on the floor of The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

The artist started working on the installation on February 24 and just completed it last night. The opening reception is tonight and it will remain on display until April 12. The salt, which was donated by The Morton Salt Company, will ultimately be dispersed into the Great Salt Lake.

For those unfamiliar with this artist, Yamamoto began working with salt in 1994 after his sister, just 24 at the time, died of brain cancer. In order to cope with her death, he began making art that reflected his grief. In Japan, salt is used as a part of rituals in some funeral ceremonies and also used to ward off evil spirits and welcome good ones.

(Source: mymodernmet.com, via catholicpagans)

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