feeling very anxious/stressed about a wide variety of things happening in my day-to-day life and the day-to-day life of the world as we know it right now, but then i spent some time tracking the path of this falling leaf down a virtual street in providence and it temporarily soothed me.
5:37 am • 19 August 2014 • 5 notes
incredible “classic drugspot” graffitti from the abandoned superconducting supercollider in texas. screenshots from the recent documentary Particle Fever
12:52 am • 14 August 2014 • 30 notes
Paintings by Hilma af Klint (1862-1944)
Five years before Wassily Kandinsky (he of the book Concerning the Spiritual In Art, 1910), before Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, before the images of Carl Jung and Rudolf Steiner—who dismissed her ideas as wrong—was this revolutionary artist and abstractionist, Hilma af Klint, possibly the first purely abstract painter to produced non-objective works in the early 1900s.
Hilma af Klint was influenced by contemporary spiritual movements, such as spiritism, theosophy and, later, anthroposophy. Her oeuvre builds on the awareness of a spiritual dimension of consciousness, an aspect that was being marginalised in an increasingly materialistic world. When she painted, she believed that a higher consciousness was speaking through her. In her astonishing works she combines geometric shapes and symbols with ornamentation. Her multifaceted imagery strives to give insights into the different dimensions of existence, where microcosm and macrocosm reflect one another.
2:35 am • 25 July 2014 • 1,552 notes
Behold the Burry Man of Queensferry, Scotland! He wears a suit of burdock burrs and makes the circuit of the town on the second Friday in August, receiving tipples along the way. More info here.
9:02 pm • 18 July 2014 • 96 notes
19th Century Oddfellows Eye of Providence Painted Silk Aprons
(Source: eriebasin, via aubreylstallard)
12:01 am • 13 July 2014 • 232 notes
Agate box in the shape of a lady’s head - London, circa 1760.
2:38 am • 10 July 2014 • 6,996 notes
Sagittal View of a Kiwano (Horned Melon)
2:31 am • 10 July 2014 • 4 notes