fatitalianbroad:

American artist Jim Sanborn is very well-known for his many sculptures that involve secret messages, codes, and puzzles. While studying archaeology in England, he became interested in sculpting from stone, and since that time, he has excelled at his skills in this artform. Located on the University of Houston campus, A,A is a light sculpture in which beautiful poems, novels, and prose from all over the world illuminate the surface of the M.D. Anderson Library. Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese projections grow out of the carved copper, covering the dark, architectural background in a stunning display of languages.

In typical Sanborn style, visitors must decipher and translate the words, and he says, “I wanted to choose text that would peak the interest of the people who view it. The issues that are discussed within the text have to do with relationships, and I feel many students can relate to that. I also hope students will interact with each other when translating some of the languages they are unfamiliar with.”

Made out of copper, light, and black granite paving inlay, the public exhibition took the artist one year to complete and reportedly costs $240,000.

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crateshya:

FUCK I REALLY LOST IT ON THIS ONE THIS IS MY FAVORITE FUCKING POST OF THE NIGHT

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theatlantic:

Here, but Not Here: Family Portraits Held Together by Skype

We live in a world in which some of the people we are closest to are often not near us at all.

When we document our day-to-day existence in photographs and Instagrams, these people are absent. Their presence in our lives is missing from our digital memories.

Photographer John Clang’s series Being Together seeks to correct this. Using Skype and projectors, he captures families visually as they are virtually. 

“In these images,” Clang told me over email, “I am marking the time for these families, enabling them to remember these strange moments of togetherness with the technology presently available. The picture doesn’t stop here, it lingers on in their memory. It embraces the intimacy and closeness of a family, no matter how far apart they are.”

Read more. [Images: John Clang]

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this is fucking beautiful

  • me: omg i have so much stuff to do
  • me: i don't even have enough time for all this
  • me:
  • me: *opens tumblr*

iamlivcrowley:

Whenever my bra and underwear match I really feel like I have my life together.