Mickey’s Good Deed - 1932
have yourself a merry little christmas
Philadelphia Church sign reflection with horses
You see… Nothingness is really like the nothingness of space, which contains the whole universe. All the sun, moon and stars, and the mountains and rivers and the good men and the bad men and the animals and the insects; the whole bit. All are contained in the void. So out of this void comes everything, and you’re it. What else could you be?
Body Parts, Live Breath Art is a series of sculptures in which the artist took pages and pages of recycled books and transformed them into spiraling, abstract impressions of body parts.
The layers of repetitive shapes were inspired by Sawyer’s feelings that art is a piece of what makes her whole and something that runs through her veins. Each sculpture represents a body part including a spine, a pelvis, and lungs. As an adult who has overcome many obstacles with words and reading, the artist chose to use pages from books as a representation of her past struggles. The combination of her academic weaknesses with her artistic strengths resulted in these simple structures that emit a powerful beauty. The gradients of color that run through each piece were first created manually with ink and special lighting, and then digitally manipulated to offer variations of each sculpture.
Oh man, I love Borges.
How many people have ever been born? You’ve wondered this.
No matter how down you feel sometimes, take solace in the fact that you are one of the lucky 6.5% (or really a bit more, since this only goes through 2011) of people who are still alive.