transform, transcend, transpire
“I would like to abuse my lungs Smoke everything in sight with every girl I've ever loved Ride around my wreckage on a horse knee-deep in blood Look out Hollywood, here I come” 🎶
Don't let me show cruelty Though I may make mistakes Don't let me show ugliness Though I know I can hate And don't let me show evil Though it might be all I take Show me love Show me love Show me love Don't let me think weakly Though I know that I can break Keep me away from apathy While I am still awake And don't let me think too long Of the one I'm bound to face Show me love Show me love Show me love
My web is still spinning, you can’t see it yet
me in a picture ; literal//figurative
My grandpa and I doing the most Iowa thing possible 🌽
Oh hi hunny
"Well I walk upon the river like it's easier than land" 🎶
this isn't a real place
This was taken a year ago. I remember this assignment. It was called Mirrors. I tuned into a place of reflection, self-identity, perception. I was attending a small community college that felt like home, small & intimate & the greatest art professor I'll ever know. As I reflect today upon who I am and the things I've experienced since this photo, I realize there aren't singular answers. There is no singular battle to overcome. I'm still trying to teach myself to enjoy the path, rather than having tunnel vision toward an end result. I realize now, more so than I had before that these "assignments" I was given were always about how they related to me. They weren't about the aesthetic of the image produced, they were about what I learned from them. They were about how I created a space in my mind that allowed me to tune into myself and find answers that I would otherwise struggle with. In art there is no right or wrong, it's about your internal dialogue, the conversations and reflections you discover inside yourself. These are the ways art helps me. I'm still learning.
Hi I'm tired all the time even if my face looks like this 💕
Art majors 🤗 This was a project I "finished" for 3D concepts, an installation sculpture in the Art Building @ UNI. We were given 100 paper bags, a roll of scotch tape and a roll of twine & told those were the only objects we could use to create something non-representational; abstract. It was fun, I had no idea specifically what I was doing, but knew I wanted to create something that conveyed negative space, reflecting on the thought that often what is lacking, is just as important as what is tangible and present. I also wanted to create something completely adaptable to it's environment and surroundings, that would shape-shift based on the circumstances of its' presence, that could be viewed many different ways through many different perspectives. Conceptual art is my favorite. It doesn't have to look a certain way or resemble a certain thing, so long as the thought and emotion go into creating it. Learning to have a dialogue with my creations and with art in general is one of my favorite feelings: it's a conversation that will never cease to exists so long as we continue to express ourselves. #artmajor #arteducation #3dconcept #artstudent #universityofnortherniowa
Obligatory bathroom selfie in new school duh
Obviously not played perfectly, but this is Chopin's Nocturne in F. Minor, op. 55 no 1. One of my favorite moods to be in is the one when I play this song, or when I hear it. It brings me to a place of stillness & contemplation. Isn't it haunting and beautiful? ✨❤✨
"There is a place where we one day will delve, where there's no more walking on eggshells Where ideas are for free oh, it's the place to be, where your great mind's no longer the minority. I'll see you there with your hands in the air, where the canvas is bare, and there's no more despair And your third eye would stare, Nothing can compare, There's not one care And I'll see you there."
📚💡📚 Best t-shirt's award goes to my brother
✨Pisces 🌞 - Intuitive Empathetic Mystic ✨Leo 🌙 - Confident Loyal Creative ✨Sagittarius ↗ - Spiritual Expansive Optimist ✨It's all in the eyes, the make-up and alignment of who we were always destined to be lies within. We are all crafted with a purpose to fulfill, be it self-awareness, intellect, love, friendship, stability.. We all were brought about to dance with the elements. Do you chance swimming in the water to find the depths? Are you that of a mediator, balancing the air? Do you call for change by burning a fire leaving nothing but ash? Are you the reminder that grounds us to ourselves through earth? We are brought to create. We are brought to protect. We are brought to change. We are brought to live. It's all in OUR eyes. You are an astronomical embodiment. All that is beyond, outward, is also within, eternally. The creation of us all is a precise and intentional gift to all that will ever be.✨
✨For optimum art dialogue listen to 'Mouthwings' by Mountain Man while viewing this photo.✨ K, thx bbs
#tbt to photography class with Noel 🌳🌿❤🌿🌳
"The way one feels could be likened to an opening or a slamming or a grieving heart. All of them, have seen inside my mouth, have grown and flown south. 🎶 One day I'll be my own lead belly and I will grow a baby Oh, he will move so swiftly to hold me completely. All of them, I've pushed into the air. All of them, will be with me, when we are safe in the salty caves." Photo credit to one of my photography class friends, of which I cannot remember.. I think it was Emmylou? @jollyandbright
#projectearth #harmonypark #projectearth2017
~in the flowers~
Hello, it me
His name is Boat & we're not entirely sure why
If you are shattered an broken, don't focus on all that seems be falling apart, search for light along the journey linking it all together. ✨
"You all say I've crossed a line, but the sad fact is I've lost my mind. Cause I'm just getting started, let me offend, The devil's got nothing on me my friend. All I want is to be left alone, Tact from me is like blood from a stone."
Photography assignment : Fears // A fear of mine is that the neglecting of our Earth will be the greatest peril we will ever experience.