Rogelio Manzo illustrations
Rogelio Manzo. His journey as an artist began studying architecture, but the rigidity and formality of architectural practice led him to painting where he creates chaotic, dark and brooding, yet harmonious “portraits”. His past in architecture is not lost though, as geometric elements sneak into his paintings that are made of resin panels, silk and other fabric. His subjects faces are draped in sweeping swatches of blue, orange and vivid white hues while hints of their personality seep through.
We tend to think animals are lower than us, but all the scientists in the world couldn’t design and operate a bumblebee’s wing. We can’t jump or run very fast, and we can’t carry vast weights like an ant can. We can’t see in the dark and we can’t fly except crammed in a noisy tube like sardines, which doesn’t count. Humans compared to animals are almost totally deaf, and we can’t smell a fart in an elevator by their standards. We are finite and separate, and neurotic, while the consciousness of an animal is at peace and eternal. We strive and go crazy to become more important. Animals rest and sleep and enjoy the company of each other. We think we have evolved upwards from animals but we have lost almost all of their qualities and abilities. The idea that animals don’t have consciousness or that they don’t have a soul is rather crass. It shows a lack of consciousness. They talk, they have families, they feel things, they act individually or together to solve problems, they often care of their young as a tribal unit. They play, they travel, and medicate themselves when they get sick. They cry when others in the herd die, they know about us humans. Of course they have a soul, a very pristine one. We humans are only now attempting with the recent rise in consciousness to achieve the soul that animals have naturally.
Stuart Wilde (via seulray)
this is how i have been sleeping in this dreaded summer heat :(
isn’t it weird that we have one hand that knows how to do everything and then one hand that just sits there like “I don’t know how to hold a pencil”
《花·女词》 by 呀呀(Yaya)
Flowers’ Symbolization in Chinese Culture
牡丹 Tree peony (Mǔdān; symbolize royalty in ancient China. Now it commonly symbolizes prosperity)
梅 Plum blossom (Méi or Méihuā; symbolize honor, love, hope and so many others. See HERE)
杜鹃花 Rhododendron simsii (Dùjuān Huā; symbolize beauty, sweet love and chastity)
木兰 Magnolia liliiflora (Mulan magnolia / Mùlán; symbolize faith, dignity and loyalty)
茉莉 Jasmine (Mòlì; symbolize purity, attraction and Chinese tea culture)
彼岸花 Lycoris radiata (Red spider lily / Bǐ’àn Huā; symbolize seduction and ingratitude, “gentleness from devils”)
海棠花 Malus spectabilis (Asiatic apple / Hǎitáng Huā; symbolize parting and nostalgia for lover or home)
I bought this book the other week in a metro mall! (Taiwan) Highly recommended to those who like Chinese culture/paintings/flowers