Sometimes flowers “enough” and otherwise let you make the forest a little bigger.Created by illustrator Lambuja
The expressive illustrative work of James Lee
(Source: exhibition-ism.com )
Illustrations by David de las Heras
Scarification is a permanent procedure meant to decorate and beautify the body.The process of African scarifacation involved puncturing ‘or cutting’ patterns and motifs into the epidermis of the skin. Ash and certain organic saps are added to a wound to make the scarring more prominent. African scarification serves as a symbol of strength, fortitude and courage in both men and women and is used to enhance beauty and society’s admiration. Though scarification effects are (‘were’ as well in some areas) highly valued, the procedure is slow and painful. Beautiful and complex designs depended not only on the artist’s skill, but also the person’s tolerance of pain. A woman’s eagerness to tolerate pain was an indication of her emotional maturity and willingness to bear children. Often the first scars a young woman receives are on her abdomen, emphasizing the role of childbearing.
Body and facial patterns made it possible to identity one tribal grouping from another.The art of scarification is changing and in many areas of Africa, it has fallen away. The pressure of encroaching urban values and the widespread adoption of clothing, contributes more and more to its declining popularity.
”Scarification and other forms of body decoration were
traditionally considered marks of civilisation. They distinguished the civilised, socialised human body from the body in its natural state and from animals.”
have you ever noticed that someone wasn’t in love with you anymore simply by the way they looked at you?
man, that shit is a cold settlement. you can’t even talk your way out of it.
…fuck, you can’t even talk. it’s so final, no windows, no room for light or air. you just need to take it in for a moment and turn the other way.
have you ever felt helpless? like the world just opened up and swallowed you whole and there was no one around to witness?
yeah…that’s about the feeling.