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‘What do you carry, dark child, mingled with your blood?’ ‘Sir, I carry salt-waters of the sea.’ ‘These tears of brine where do they come from, mother?’ ‘Sir, I cry salt-waters of the sea.’ ‘Heart, this deep bitterness, where does it rise from?’ ‘So bitter, the salt-waters of the sea!’ The sea smiles far-off. Spume-teeth. Sky-lips.
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Shimabuku, Sea and Flowers, 2013

"Here we find Shimabuku wondering about where the flower came from, and how it got there, and deciding to illustrate its voyage by offering the sea petals without knowing if, someday, they will make a landfall somewhere. As we are well aware, though, it is not really the arrival that counts."

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blastedheath:

Zao Wou-Ki (Chinese-French, 1920-2013), 22.01.68, 1968. Oil on canvas, 73.2 x 92 cm.

blastedheath:

Zao Wou-Ki (Chinese-French, 1920-2013), 22.01.68, 1968. Oil on canvas, 73.2 x 92 cm.

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Yasuhiro Onishi, Spirit

Yasuhiro Onishi, Spirit

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Jill Greenberg

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Jill Greenberg


Portrait of waves, constructed from maps of the sea

Portrait of waves, constructed from maps of the sea

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by Clio Chiang

everydayamermaid:

by Clio Chiang

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