“Why are you always laughing? Sometimes I don’t even know what you’re laughing about! Sometimes it’s just mean!”
– Didn’t you get the memo?
“What? What memo?”
– It’s all a joke.
The Laughing Buddha
One day a monk walks up to him and asks, “What is the meaning of Zen?”
Smiling as usual, he instantly swung the sack over his shoulder.
“How does one realize Zen?” Budai then takes up his bag and continues on his way.
From Siddhartha “…Siddhartha replies that for every true statement there is an opposite one that is also true; that language and the confines of time lead people to adhere to one fixed belief that does not account for the fullness of the truth. Because nature works in a self-sustaining cycle, every entity carries in it the potential for its opposite and so the world must always be considered complete. Siddhartha simply urges people to identify and love the world in its completeness…”
…is an artist (and a tattoo artist) based in Sao Paulo, Brazil
“I believe not a “tattoo artist” but rather an artist who in addition to express themselves with screens and papers, also uses the skin and the human anatomy as a means of expression, and that knowledge about art and design becomes critical to my development daily.”
I sure as hell no comprende Portuguese, but if you can…
================= His art feels like freedom…Beautiful!!! :)💖💗💖
“It’s interesting how movies make you believe that if you time travel to the middle ages you’ll understand people perfectly. But is it true? Would you really understand an Englishman from the 16th century? Hear for yourself in the video below where a 500-year-old poem is read aloud.” – Encurious
They kinda talk like they have pickles up their assholes.
…was a temporary art project organised by street artist Banksy, constructed in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Prepared in secret, the pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, was “a sinister twist on Disneyland” that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015 and closed permanently on September 27, 2015, 36 days later. Banksy described it as a “family theme park unsuitable for children.”
A girl and I were having a conversation in the subway. She has a lot of piercings all over her body.
I had a forehead dermal piercing once, but my skin doesn’t like piercings so I removed it as it was pushing it out anyway.
“Yeah, everytime I see or hear of someone with piercings on their back or anywhere else in the body, I always just think of the technicalities on it. Like, won’t my shirt end up tugging it? It’s nice, but for my lifestyle it’s just too impractical. Plus, I’m a klutz. I had a dermal piercing on my forehead once because I like wearing bindis…
‘Cause that what piercings are, right? They’re like permanent bindis.”
She smiled and nodded.
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Piercings are like bindis. Tattoos are like permanent Henna designs.
Piercings and tattoos (as well as scarification) root from indigenous and ancient cultures.
Bindis and Henna designs root from Hinduism.
The meanings and symbolism will vary within each individual just as much as variations and appropriations of it changes because everyone leads a different life with a variety of perspectives (I think it’s called “the nature of creativity”…or maybe, “the way of the world” or “spirituality.” I’m not really sure).
…is a series of laser-cut sculptures (created by artists from San Francisco, USA)
The project is inspired by the intersection of science, technology, maker culture, and of course, the artists’ favorite book, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. HYBYCOZO was created to take a passion for design, technology, geometry, and installation art to the next level through thought provoking objects. – website
“The belief that God created the universe according to a geometric plan has ancient origins.” – Wikipedia