imaginology

"... To imagine, then, was a way to begin the process of transforming reality. All that we cannot imagine will never come into being.”
— bell hooks, “Narratives of Struggle"

sabo-art:

I am pleased to reveal one of the 7 new pieces debuting this June at The Spoke Club for a special event they are hosting! This piece is part of a new series dealing with the cyclical connections between seemingly inorganic form and its organic roots. 

I will reveal more completed pieces after my opening, which is TBA!

Thanks to everyone for your continued support in propelling me to make work. 

<3

"at the foot, inside the mouth"

20” x 30”

ink & gouache on 300lbs hot press paper

2014.

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uzowuru:

he knew he was going to kill them with this when he woke up that morning. 

(Source: weloveshortvideos.com)

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jessehimself:

Nick Cave at Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC 2014

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Theory of all types is often presented as being so abstract that it can be appreciated only by a select few. Though often highly satisfying to academics, this definition excludes those who do not speak the language of elites and thus reinforces social relations of domination. Educated elites typically claim that only they are qualified to produce theory and believe that only they can interpret not only their own but everyone else’s experiences. Moreover, educated elites often use this belief to uphold their own privilege. Patricia Hill Collins (via themiseducationofjph)

Yes to it all

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And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

Tell it

(via afrodiaspores)

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