"You can’t measure time by days the way you measure money by dollars and cents, because dollars are all the same while every day is different and maybe every hour as well."
Jorge Luis Borges (via likeafieldmouse)
Anna Katrina Zinkeisen (British, 1901-1976), Still Life with Conch Shell and Pink Valerian. Oil on canvas, 24 x 29 cm. (9 x 11 in.)
acrylic, graphite and aluminum on canvas, 30 x 24”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
(Gettin major johnmartinbell vibes from this)
Nina Canell, Treetops, Hillsides & Ditches (Detail), 2011
Raw chicle, gum base, logs
A collection of seaweed from the Jersey area of the United Kingdom, circa 1850s. Courtesy the Natural History Museum, London. Above: Two cyanotype prints from Anna Atkins’ “Photographs of British Algae,” released as a series between 1843 and 1850.
"There are a number of people whom you might think of as casualties of the myth of the artist…. Often one hears or reads accounts in which people will say, Well, he may have treated his children, wives, friends terribly, but look at the novels, the poems, the paintings. I think it’s a terrible equation. Obviously one can’t choose to be, as it were, a good parent or a good artist, but if the art legitimates cruelty, I think the art is not worth having. People should be doing everything they can to be as kind as possible and to enjoy each other’s company. Any art, any anything, that helps us do that is worth having. But if it doesn’t, it isn’t."