The surreal world of prison portraiture: “visitation rooms of penitentiaries have backdrops where friends and family can get pictures taken of/with the inmate … Often, these backgrounds are idyllic landscapes that offer the inmate a moment to emotionally escape their sentence.”
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2:26 am • 5 March 2014 • 107 notes
Amazing specimen featuring stacked Spessartine Garnets atop an Orthoclase crystal with blades of Muscovite
Shigar Vallery, Pakistan.
2:04 am • 5 March 2014 • 396 notes
When the scallop’s shell is gaped you can see two rows of tiny, bright blue eyes. These eyes aren’t the simple light sensitive eyes that most mollusks have, they can also sense motion. So a crab or fish trying to sneak up on one and grab some flesh before the shells close will be seen before it gets even close. And if the scallop loses an eye it simply regenerates a new one in its place.
1:56 am • 5 March 2014 • 3,077 notes
Joannes Isaacus, The Occult Theory of Correspondences, Die Hand der Philosophen, Holland, 1667
2:12 am • 3 March 2014 • 772 notes
Susan Jamison - Drowning Dress, silk, embroidery, lead weights, 2013
2:06 am • 3 March 2014 • 7,719 notes
“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.”
— Carl Jung (via modernbabylon)
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3:40 am • 25 February 2014 • 1,340 notes