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Jenny: likes art, poetry, nature, mermaids and other things

on my blog you'll find all things I like but also original works of art by me ^^

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Hong Chun Zhang

1. My Grandmother’s Cage

The cage represents the patriarchal society that kept women bound to the private space within the home. Grandmother also had bound feet. The practice that crushed the bones and deformed the feet of young girls so they can have the outward appearance tiny delicate feet. The goal was to have a “Three Inch Golden Lotus” (sancun jinlian), but the actual result was unbelievable pain that lasted a lifetime. In this picture, grandmother is sewing a normal size pair of cotton shoes because her daughter was the first women in her family to break the cycle of bound feet.

2. My Mother’s Cage

Unlike my grandmother, the cage door is open. Mother had more freedom as a women in the Communist Chinese society. Her feet were not bound and she had a number of career opportunities. Still, my mother did not have the frredom to say or do what she wanted. Her cage was the restrictions of the day and Maoist Thought, especially during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). The Chinese character on the cup is (weibing or hongweibing); the Red Guard.

3. My Cage

Compared to my grandmother and my mother’s generations, Chinese society has progressed and the situation for young urban women in China has improved. The cage is open and I can sit on the outside. The Chinese character on the cup is fu meaning good fortune.

Also notice that the feet are uncovered and slightly exaggerated (larger than normal).

eveningsilencesoftensgolden:

officalsailoramerica:

musesandlovelydays:

Guys, please I need your help. I know this isn’t Disneyland or DisneyWorld. It’s my dream college. I want to go to FIlm school, I want to become a director and it’s been my dream to become one. I have so much passion for film making It’s ridiculous. My dream college is over 1,101 miles away from where I live. At first my mother and I were not on the same perspective. She thought I was crazy and would never make it. However, the college called me and found interest in what I can do! I knew that was my chance, so I spoke to my mother again, and unfortunately she hardly agreed this time either. Then I thought of Tumblr, we got a kid to go to DIsneyland, and heck we got a girl a bird! So why not college? If this can get to over 100k notes she says she’ll get one step closer in letting me attend my dream college! I know this might be asking a lot but please help me show my mom that I can make it and chase after my dreams! One reblog can help so much! xx 

Please signal boost this everybody!

HOW IS THIS NOT BIGGER GET THIS GIRL TO A HIGHER EDUCATION

xo-skeleton:

Untitled series, 1990-91, by Robert Flack

Passage
Vitality

Portal

Dye coupler prints, 98.6 x 73.5 cm.
National Gallery of Canada

rebirthpaperco:

Olaf Hajek
miyaando:

Artist: Miya Ando Title: Night Yoru grid, 2013 Medium: Paintings, Metal, Hand-dyed anodized aluminum Size: 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm.) Movement: Contemporary, Post-Minimalism Catalogue: Summer Group Show, Friday, June 27, 2014–Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Price: Price on Request CONTACT SUNDARAM TAGORE GALLERY
http://www.artnet.com/artists/miya-ando/night-yoru-grid-a-K7lPsgsAb_r65IiKsYu7eQ2

m-as-tu-vu:

La parade .. ☼

(Source: westerross, via aliceoutwonderlandd)


Paul Klee, Strong Dream

asonde:

フーリ!「桜のプール + 雨」

(Source: miyamuras, via masteroftheclow)