i would have such a creative life if it werent for school

"The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."
- Scott Wood (X)

David Hockney

Laundry on a clothesline in Kharkov, Ukraine, September 1986.Photograph by Steve Raymer, National Geographic

Aftermath (series) / Self Portrait, Pre-ReconstructionBy Kerry Mansfield

Some things are audible without words or sound.

Untitled (1982), Jean-Michel Basquiat

“This is a new song and it’s kind of twisted and I’m sorry but the really sick parts, I’m gonna work that one out. It’s new and you know, I got to figure those out, but you know. Sorry. But it’s about um, it’s sort of like it tells a story where a boy lives in a not so very nice situation and one day either because of his mind or because of… uh his mind creates it happen or it really is happening, but either way little birds start to form around him in his room and then water coming out of the faucet and then they start coming into his body and he is happy about this. Um, but unfortunately he tries to share with other people and they get very upset cause most of… because this is something that he finds to be very beautiful but since they don’t find it to be very beautiful, they want to destroy it, so… And it’s brand new so I’m probably gonna really screw it up. And it’s not finished either so… Okay.”


Interchange 2013

Japan. Miyazaki. The Artificial beach inside the Seagaia Ocean Dome. 1996