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THIS IS BEAUTIFUL
"on the boooooolovarrrd of brooookennnn dreeeemmsss"
This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.
I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.
So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.
~ Substantia Jones
I didn't like the look of that last post, is something the matter?
No clue what I'm doing Answer:
Which post was that?
If it’s about my response to life-
Things have been getting rough again in my life. My family is collapsing from a rot that has been festering for a few years now, brought on my pride and a lack of money. No one has made many motions to fix it, and for the most part all that has happened is stress, fighting and escapism till it bubbles over again.
Sometimes, life is a cruel joke to people who don’t deserve it. It upsets me to see my family fall apart because of shitty events and eventually a downward spiral that’s left them both broke with nothing after working all of their lives. Just to try to watch it disappear? Fuck that.
So, I’m done with their fighting. I’m done with their problems. I’m going to try to abandon ship before I sink with it. I have a possible place to go live, a job that can at least help support me until I find the resources to get something better. As for my brother, he isn’t my concern. For my parents, they aren’t either. It hurts- but none of it at all is my problem.
I have a lot of planning a head. Or at least, I need to brace for impact for when shit officially hits the fan. Will I be ready? Who knows, but I wont go quietly.
I’ve seen some posts making this guilt trip of how the people who like to dress up as a sugar skull or the Catrina for halloween or whatever is racist and cultural appropriation.
Nah, it’s completely fine, as long as you are not totally ignorant about it or disrespectful.
Sugar skull represents the deceased, in a joyful manner. And the Catrina is just a social critic which became an icon later on for the day of the dead and Mexico.
It is not offensive to turn this into a costume or an accessory because it already is, so if you want to dress up like sugar skulls on Halloween, do so, but atleast know it’s value.
Be open minded, don’t even hate, and share this rich culture we have with the rest of humanity, chill.
This post is about that eradicating guilt trip and blaming, and turn it into self awareness
Richard Shilling's Land Art
richard shilling makes art using only that which he finds in nature - broken twigs, fallen leaves, mud, tree sap, torn bark - and returns it in creations he ‘leaves’ for others to find.
Land artists take naturally occurring materials in the wild and rearrange them into works of art. That’s what Richard Shilling does, using no glue, string, or any other materials. You can see some prime examples of his ingenuity at the link. Shilling makes excellent use of translucent leaves, flexible stems, and stones to make effective sculptures. The wind often sweeps away his works within minutes of completion, but that’s okay with Shilling because it is an affirmation of the transient nature of life.