Weapon, 2013, Liv Thurley, Underwear, Pins
The piece is titled ‘Weapon’ as one day I overheard a conversation between a group of boys discussing pubic hair on girls. One of them exclaimed that he would never sleep with a girl who has hair down below, inspiring the brutal title and use of materials (pins, underwear).
The Zhangye Danxia is a unique landform found in China. The mountain range seems to be made of candy-bright stripes of different sedimentary rock layers that have been forced upwards and carved down by time, revealing slices of Earth’s colorful past.
This little piece is part of the Light Grey Art Lab show Macro & Micro (Minerals category), which will be opening this Friday in Minneapolis, MN. Check out the site for more info. You can also buy this print or any of the other pieces in the show HERE! I am floored by all the awesome art that was made for this show, and really honored to just be a part of one of LGAL’s awesome exhibitions!
Like many children, Mae Jemison grew up watching Star Trek on TV—and fell in love with a vision of the future when a black woman like Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura could be a scientist and travel aboard a starship.
In 1992, Jemison made that vision a reality: she became the first woman of color to go to space. Through her work with a number of non-profits and educational programs, she advocates for girls and minority students to dream big and follow their dreams into a STEM field and into the future. [source: Wikipedia]
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