Sunday, 9 August 2015

Quote of the Day



"Whatsoever the scriptures say is not a criterion unless your heart is throbbing with happiness. Whatsoever I say cannot be the criterion for you unless your heart is throbbing with happiness. The moment you are born a subtle, a subtle indicator is placed within you. It is part of life that you can always know what is happening, you can always feel whether you are unhappy or happy. Nobody asks how to know whether he is happy or unhappy. Nobody has ever asked. When you are unhappy, you know; when you are happy, you know. Then it is an intrinsic value. You know it, you are born knowing it, so let that intrinsic indication be used and it will never falsify your life."

- Osho

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Quote Of The Day



I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

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Robert Frost

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Quote of The Day



"Only when we see that we are part of the totality of the planet, not a superior part with special privileges, can we work effectively to bring about an earth restored to wholeness."

Elizabeth Watson

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

New Business venture and Website




I am excited to be launching my new business adventure and project Euphonic Health. For close to ten years now I have been deeply immersed in the worlds of health, fitness and nutrition, from my teenage years right through to the present, they have been ever present in the directions I have taken and choices I have made in my life. What started in school as a diet experiment hoping to improve a chronic acne condition grew unexpectedly into massive change and transformation in all areas of my life, in ways in which I could never have imagined beforehand. It is from these results that the idea for Euphonic Health has sprung, seeing my clarity of thinking, my connection to myself and others, my sense of peace and calm, my strength and energy levels, growing from rare flickers to my prominent daily waking state, simply through lifestyle changes. Inspired and motivated by the possibility for change, in myself and others, I offer Euphonic Health then as a guide for those desiring to embark on the path toward radiant health and a balanced life and self, and as a reminder that all this begins with you back at your most basic level – your body.




Monday, 22 June 2015

Anna Maria Maiolino




                                                                                                                                                                                         





                                                                                                                                                                              


                                       


                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                    




                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                       











Sunday, 31 May 2015

Diana Al-Hadid




Diana Al-Hadid is a Syrian-American artist who lives and works in New York. Her sculptures take ‘towers’ as their central theme, drawing together a wide variety of associations: power, wealth, technological and urban development, ideas of progress and globalism. They are also – both in legends such as the Tower of Babel, and reality, such as the horrors of the World Trade Centre attacks – symbols of the problems of cultural difference and conflict. Al-Hadid’s Tower of Infinite Problems poses as a toppled skyscraper. Made from crude materials such as plaster, Styrofoam, wax, and cardboard, her structure is a monument to human fallibility. Sprawling on the floor like an imaginary archaeological find, the sculpture places the viewer in a fictional role as futuristic observer, mourning the tragic follies of a past (our current) civilization. If viewed from the end, the two parts of the structure converge in an optical illusion, creating a spiral vortex suggesting a cyclical repetition of history. Al–Hadid’s geometric forms attempt to bridge mystical and scientific understandings of the world. As intensely patterned and detailed structures, her works draw from the traditions of Islamic art, where abstract motifs are used to encourage contemplation of God’s infinite wisdom. An ‘infinite wisdom’ that is also the focus of the particle physics research being done at the Large Hadron Collider – a 17 mile tunnel beneath the Swiss-French border – where scientists are attempting to locate the “God Particle” by reproducing the Big Bang. In Self Melt the top section of the sculpture is based on Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 1556 painting The Tower of Babel. Presented upside down, the ziggurat becomes an inverted form, like an hourglass turning back time, suggesting a reversal of cultural diaspora. Through its rough hewn and barbaric appearance – reminiscent of a geological formation or frozen asteroid - Self Melt points to a mythological point of origin, where diversity and itsconsequences are supernaturally preordained.
Al-Hadid has described her work as "impossible architecture". All The Stops envisions a palatial structure, utilising stylistic elements from a variety of incongruous periods from medieval churches to futuristic stadiums. Shaping her work like an upturned trumpet, musical references are found throughout the piece: broken onceglorious columns are made from plastic recorders, decorative tiers are shingled with tiny piano keys. The spindly architecture suggests the evasive quality of sound, with each level contributing to a sense of harmonic rhythm. The building however, is presented as a ruin, empty and desolate, its decrepit power culminating in an eerily silent crescendo.















bronze, painted stainless steel

 










 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road




Tyrants will rise, oppression will be everywhere and only those which are truly mad will try to change anything. Definitely worth a vist to the cinema to see, even if just for the action scenes, of which there are plenty.

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"My name is Max. My world is reduced to a single instinct: Survive. As the world fell it was hard to know who was more crazy. Me… Or everyone else.”


-Mad Max (Opening Quote)



“Where must we go? He who wander this wasteland, in search of our better selves."


-Alburt Camus (Closing Quote)