light, words, and lovely things

"'Dear old world,' she murmured. 'You are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.'"


Heatwave self portrait.
Acrylic, pencil and crayon on canvas board

Go Where Raisins Swell Into Grapes, and Lemons Light the Sky // Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida

8 months ago
Living Clay by Johnson Tang


Joseba Eskubi - Untitled (2012) - Mixed media

For you formed my inward parts;
You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there were none of them.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.

Psalm 139:13-18

(via satellite)

12 months ago

Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park // via colossal

1 year ago

Frank Dicksee, Study for the head of the damsel in ‘Chivalry’

Behind a Little House Project: Dramatic Changes in Landscape Behind a Tiny House // Colossal July 25, 2013

For his Behind a Little House Project Italian photographer Manuel Consentino found an unsuspecting muse: a tiny nondescript house on an unexceptional hill. He returned to photograph the small building from the exact same location for nearly two years in order to capture the dramatic changes in weather and light that utterly changed the scenery just beyond the horizon. As part of a traveling exhibition the photos are mounted on a wall behind a book containing copies of a photo of the house against a white sky. Viewers are then invited to draw their own interpretation of what appears behind the little house.

1 year ago

Architectural Columns at the Palais de Tokyo Explode Into Organic Forms // Colossal July 22, 2013

Baitogogo by Henrique Oliveira at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris

Creating a spectacular and invasive Gordian Knot, Henrique Oliveira plays with Palais de Tokyo’s architecture, allowing a work that combines the vegetal and the organic to emerge. The building itself becomes the womb that produces this volume of “tapumes” wood, a material used in Brazilian towns to construct the wooden palisades that surround construction sites.

Through a kind of architectural anthropomorphism, Henrique Oliveira reveals the building’s structure. At Palais de Tokyo, he plays on the space’s existing and structuring features, prolonging and multiplying pillars in order to endow them with a vegetable and organic dimension, as though the building were coming alive. The artist draws inspiration from medical textbooks, amongst others, and particularly from studies of physical pathologies such as tumors.

1 year ago

Not Your Average Drawing of a Rock: Colorful Riverbeds Drawn with Pencil by Ester Roi // Colossal July 22, 2013

California artist Ester Roi works with colored pencils to create drawings of imagined riverbeds that exhibit a superb understanding of the interaction between light, color, and water. Roi uses a special drawing device called the Icarus Drawing Board to create a warm zone for mixing, blending, burnishing, and reworking and a cool zone for line drawing, layering, detailing, and finishing touches. 

1 year ago


The incredibly intricate and captivating custom animal sculptures by Creatures From El, Ellen June.

(via cuentostristes)

1 year ago

(Laura Makabresku)


my photography deadline was today and here are 3 of my final pieces !

(Source: jacb, via starlitsunkisseddreamers)

1 year ago

Ana Teresa Barboza

Embroidery - file under: projects for this summer

1 year ago