my heart is a muscle the size of my fist. it thumps, and it pumps.
The Exquisite ’ Inner Space ’ Architecture of Matthew Simmonds
Hi, my name is Julien Martin, i was born in 1984 in Saint-Tropez, France. I left home when i was 16, travelled for 4 years the country with an italian circus and finally reached Paris in 2004. I got lucky and was accepted at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris because of my “exceptional” talent. Nevertheless i dropped out two years later, missing the feeling of being on the road. I travelled the south of Europe, Portugal, Spain and Italy. Now i am back to Paris and try to live of my art.
” Simmonds makes a play of architecture and ornamentation on a small scale, but the spaces created give the same feeling as in the buildings themselves; a place to rest, a place to travel with the eye and maybe find a moment of tranquillity. The marble is opened up, and inside is a space within a building that only exists in the viewer’s mind. What you sense is the significance of space.” ( Artodyssey )
—Joanne Harris (via quotethat)
The Secret Life of Plants (1979)
I have a butterfly on my forearm (posted by fyeahtattoos in 2010!) that represents my soul’s journey through my experiences in life. Although many of those experiences are unexpected (both good and bad), I have control over how I deal with them and how I grow from them.
My moon adds to the same theme, representing those things that we cannot control, and the universality of life’s struggles. Every person on this planet has a moon in their sky, and no matter how hard they might try there is no changing that. You can only accept it’s existance and appreciate it for what it is.
The peachy colors and the dark outline were all purposeful.
The tattoo artist is Asa Rogers, at Lit Tattoo in Denver.
Condensation Cube by Hans Haacke is a sealed clear plexiglass cube containing 900ml of water which at room temperature creates a closed system of evaporating and condensing water.