2014 is amazing
i have 100 diamond bracelets and i live in the trash
If you post self-abuse photos, I will unfollow you in a heartbeat. Don’t post photos of that shit. It’s voyeuristic and disgusting and shameful.
Aaron Axelrod - Freedom of the Press (2012) - Pastel on canvas
"A series exploring the current state of the press and more in depth, TV media. Almost all major media outlets are owned and operated by large corporate conglomerates which have their own set of personal and political agendas, which by definition, obscure and under represent the facts, all of which deceives and misleads the public. Using techniques to create the aesthetics of bad TV signals, the paintings which Axelrod has created, become metaphors for the unclear and altered information in the contemporary media. Freedom of the Press not only depicts specific individuals and current events, but also targets major television programs and the pundits that report and offer their own views about them as well.
The paintings reflect not just the concepts around the subject matter, but by the mediums/materials in which they’re produced. For instance the traditional use of pastels, often thought to be a medium used to create soft, gentle and unassuming paintings are in this series, being used to make large, pieces of subversive and controversial subject matter. The light box paintings, offer the idea of painting with light, which gives the same aesthetic as a television in a room, discharging colorful light fractures which get reflected of the walls and floor of the room.”
“Our newspapers, for the most part, present only the caricatures of disaffected minds. Indeed, the abuses of the freedom of the press here have been carried to a length never before known or borne by any civilized nation.” –Thomas Jefferson
I’ve never been told to die in quite so many ways.
"So why is it you add business to the mix and boys like you can’t stand that thought? Because suddenly you don’t own it the way you thought you did."
“ Society tries to tell women that our worth is contingent upon the secrecy of our sexuality, but I will not be silenced.
Because, for anyone who is telling me to “shut up,” please dissuade yourself right now of the delusion that you control or own me. It is not your right or your place to tell me to be silent.
I am not your child or your property or your Madonna or your whore.
I stand for every woman who has ever been tormented for being sexual — for every woman who has been harassed, ostracized and called a slut for exerting her sexual autonomy — and for every woman who has been the victim of The Double Standard.
You want to see me naked. And then you want to judge me for letting you see me naked.”
Hero. Hero, hero, hero.