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artchipel:

Margaret Bowland (b.1953)

"Beauty makes sense to me, has weight for me, only when it falls from grace. It starts to matter when it carries damage. Sorrow allows it to cast a shadow. It becomes three-dimensional. It enters our world."

Margaret Bowland’s spellbinding and psychologically charged work brings viewers face to face with contentious culture while affirming the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. A masterful observer of life’s unpredictable nature, her work conveys universal themes through unusually specific insights. Bowland’s work explores the subtle and nuanced edges between strength and vulnerability, certainty and doubt, faith and disbelief. Bowland’s probing and deeply personal images call into question our societal expectations of gender, race, and beauty.

© All images courtesy of the artist ; artist portrait by Andrew Theodorakis/New York Daily

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harrysthefather:

DO PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTAND THAT I CAN BE SAD FOR NO REASON 

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actionables:

actionables:

We spent the day together
And the night apart
Talking to each other in our thoughts

He called me in the morning
His voice a soft shade of rasp
Saying that I was his choice of luck

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Two women on the shore (woodcut, 1898) Edvard Munch

Two women on the shore (woodcut, 1898) Edvard Munch

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What the hell is happening to me?

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sxtxrn:

Submarine (2010)

sxtxrn:

Submarine (2010)

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smonia:

snapshots from summer

smonia:

snapshots from summer

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stoicmike:

Any philosophy built on the assumption that humans are rational creatures is built on quicksand. — Michael Lipsey

stoicmike:

Any philosophy built on the assumption that humans are rational creatures is built on quicksand. — Michael Lipsey

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