Statues are often idealized works of art. They are ideological, political or religious representations and attempt to turn their subjects into fascinating, eternal figures. Even when erected to keep alive the memory of a single person, a statue that lasts many generations will eventually establish itself as a symbol for the community.
Statues are even more influential when they are monumental. An edifice can be said to be monumental when it is unusual, extraordinary and physically imposing. It has to be abnormal — as exceptional as the political or religious power itself — and also inseparable from its symbolic aspects.
The series “Colosses” is a study of the landscapes that embrace monumental commemorative statues.
SoP | Scale of Environments
Every time I’ve ever seen an artist’s interpretation of what the Colossus of Rhodes looked like, I’ve always wondered what it would have really looked like. That is why this is awesome to me..
Usagi, Ami, Rei, Makoto, Minako
As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
Ukiyo-e Heroes is a project that recreates classic video games in the form of classical style Japanese paintings.
Haha this is really amazing!
THAT STARFOX ONE THO
I will always love this.
Ninja turtles, Pokemon, Mario Cart… these are wonderful. I would love to find prints of these.
Got the Mario Kart one last year <3
We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.
|The US Government:||We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of|
|The US Government:||If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day|
|The US Government:||And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem|
|The US Government:||In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free|
|The US Government:||If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education|
|The US Government:||Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people|
|The US Government:||And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job|
|The US Government:||The parent who is working 16 hours a day|