Water Album - Clouds Rising from the Green Sea
"Southern Song dynasty painting by Ma Yuan the water map there are 12 segments. Except first paragraph due to torn half site and no figure name outside, remaining figure name respectively is: “hole Chamber wind fine”, “layer wave stacks waves”, “cold Tong Qing shallow”, “Yangtze River spacious”, “yellow countercurrent”, “grievance echo”, “rock sea”, “Lake ripple”, “cloud Shu waves volume”, “Xiao day baking mountain”, and “fine waves drift”. This 12 piece dedicated to draw water, apart from the individual picture with a little rock Bank, no other color, exclusively through the description of water of different gestures, showing many different moods."(translated with Google)
A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”
I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”
I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”
…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.
- Elliott Alexzander
'Tea bowl of earthenware, roughly hemispherical with rounded footring. Decorated outside with a crane in white slip, covered with bluish-grey and yellowish glazes, irregularly distributed. Kyoto, Japan, 19th century.' V&A Museum.
A quick look at: the Celtic carnyx, and accounts of their use from ancient sources.
"Their trumpets again are of a peculiar barbarian kind; they blow into them and produce a harsh sound which suits the tumult of war"
-Greek Historian Diodorus Siculus (60-30 BC), Histories, 5.30.
The carnyx was a type of bronze trumpet used between c. 200 BC and c. AD 200 in Iron Age Europe, primarily by the Iron Age Celts. They were styled in the shape of an animal’s head, such as that of an open-mouthed boar. The carnyx was used in warfare, spurring troops into battle, and intimidating opponents. The upright carriage of the instrument allowed its bellowing sound to be heard over those in battles or in ceremonies. Greek historian Polybius (c. 200–c. 118 BC) was so impressed by the Gallic army’s use of them battle, he wrote:
"There were countless trumpeters and horn blowers and since the whole army was shouting its war cries at the same time there was such a confused sound that the noise seemed to come not only from the trumpeters and the soldiers but also from the countryside which was joining in the echo."
The first image is of reconstructions of the Celtic carnyx at the Celtic Museum in Hallein, photo taken by Wolfgang Sauber.
Plaque: kneeling lion-headed figure, c. 18th century B.C., Old Assyrian Trading Colony
Anthropomorphic tombs in Quintanilla de Santa Gadea, Spain. Anthropomorphic tombs also called Olerdolanas, is the name given to the tombs dug into the rock of medieval times.