Shannon Bool, Defaced Sculpture, 2011
via Saatchi Gallery
NYC based artist Kim Keever takes photographs of brightly-coloured paint pigment underwater, turning the studio into an amazing fish-tank film set.
Multicoloured mandalas from Hillerbrand Magsamen, a husband and wife artist duo from Texas.
The artists comment on family dynamics and American consumer excess, which they call ‘suburban fluxus’.
Mandala, 2014, takes its name from Sanskrit - loosely translated as ‘circle’, Mandala has unbounding and untranslatable meanings and symbolises of wholeness, organisational structures, and internal and external worlds. Hillerbrand Magsamen created their mandalas using odds and ends from around their family home.
Love this obligatory hairstyle for boys from the Chinese Qing Dynasty the ‘queue’ or ‘cue’: shaved from the front, endless braid from the back.
Before the Qing Dynasty, men didn’t cut their hair and wore it tied up in a knot, believing:
We are given our body, skin and hair from our parents; which we ought not to damage. This idea is the quintessence of filial duty.
The queue came in from Manchuria (now Northeast China) in the 17th century and the look was violently, and stylishly, imposed until the Cantonese revolution in 1911, signifying the Ming Chinese submission to Qing rule.