- Eckhart Tolle (via rabbitinthemoon)
Being skeptical that another person can be incapacitated by a mental illness because you cope just fine with your problems is basically the same as saying “I don’t understand why other people’s brakes fail, because my car works great.”
Flynn Cameron Jones
420mm x 297mm
The hang for my recent college unit. The piece above draws inspiration directly from the digital landscape. Creating a work that directly appropriates the represented landscape of the computer. National Geographic photographer Charles O’Rear originally took the image that I have appropriated for this piece in 1996, using a medium format camera. Soon after the image was taken Windows bought the rights to use it as the default background for their XP operating system. Named ‘Bliss’ the picture is now thought to be one of the most viewed images of all time, according to reports online over a billion people have seen it. The image represents new medias ability to take from the physical world and reshape material identity. Sampling ‘Bliss’ to create a paper sculpture that makes the same transition from a physical state, to a new digital individuality that the former landscape had also undergone.