The Burning Monk- Thich Quang Duc (1963) sat down in meditation position at Saigon. He then poured gasoline all over his body and set himself alight. He maintained his calm meditative position and did not even make a sound while his body burned and then within a few minutes toppled over. His body was consumed but his heart remained intact. It was placed in the Reserve Bank of Vietnam and is called the Symbol Of The Holy Heart.
He wanted to show people that we can do incredible things when we practice mindfulness. He also wanted to show the world the injustice that was being perpetrated on the Buddhist religion and community by a repressive regime. Needless to say, it worked pretty well and the government softened up on the Buddhist. He is a remarkable symbol of the incredible power the mind holds.
I’m gonna make like a sunflower and grow towards light.
I make book sculptures / cut books by working through a book, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. In this way, I build my composition using only the images found in the book.
Works are created using only the pictures that are already in the volumes and the end result is a hollowed out book with a layered composition similar to the Victorian paper theatres that were hugely popular at that time.
The books are sealed around the cut so they can no longer be opened, but are designed to be either hung on the wall or can stand by themselves as an art object.
HOW DOES THIS ONLY HAVE 200 NOTES THIS IS AMAZING
Tomasz Gudzowaty - The Monks of Shaolin (2011)
these are beautiful, these are all beautiful
Shaolin Shadowboxing. If what you say is true, the Shaolin and Wutang could be dangerous.
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
"Art Nouveau ‘Belle de Nuit’ brooch, circa 1900. Diamond,
ivory & plique-à-jour enamel”. Image from Christies.
I was the first person to summit Mt. Whitney on July 4th, 2014. When I arrived on the top at 3am, the Milky Way was visible to the naked eye. I photographed a time lapse of western sky while waiting for the sun to rise.
The orange glow is light pollution from the Central Valley in California — but it beautifully separated the mountains from the stars.
James Dean attending a dance class by Katherine Dunham, NYC, 1955.
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Not gonna lie this broke my heart a little.
I read this, and i could not even handle it.
I can’t even handle this. </3