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KIERAN WILLIAMS    
London & Folkestone, UK    
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Email: kieran90williams@gmail.com

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lizard-onawindowpane:

Star Spangled Banner (Live At Woodstock) | Jimi Hendrix

cognitivecandor:

etched on plexi glass and screen printed
the text says:                                                                                                 I wrapped myself around your lap, not your mind. i don’t care what’s inside. you’re not there really, anyway                     
this was probably what inspired my installation piece. Writing my own words next to such a vulnerable figure was very nerve racking. But it turned out to be liberating being able to produce something so meaningful to me and to be well received by others. 
my hope is with this installation that someone somewhere could randomly find a print and feel comfort and to take into consideration that what they thought were isolated thoughts were actually common amongst someone else at some point in time. 

cognitivecandor:

etched on plexi glass and screen printed

the text says:                                                                                                 I wrapped myself around your lap, not your mind. i don’t care what’s inside. you’re not there really, anyway                     

this was probably what inspired my installation piece. Writing my own words next to such a vulnerable figure was very nerve racking. But it turned out to be liberating being able to produce something so meaningful to me and to be well received by others. 

my hope is with this installation that someone somewhere could randomly find a print and feel comfort and to take into consideration that what they thought were isolated thoughts were actually common amongst someone else at some point in time. 

sassy-chaos:

sunsets-and-cigarettes:

moshtoflames:

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hheath541:

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I’m sorry - not my usual stuff - but this is incredibly important. Please share around. It could save someone’s life.

I DON’T CARE IF THIS DOESN’T SUIT YOUR BLOG TYPE IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU 

im sorry but this is so important

That’s pretty fucking awesome.

Please get this if you are in this situation. Asap

sassy-chaos:

sunsets-and-cigarettes:

moshtoflames:

alwayssmilecuzyoucan:

afangirlstreehouse:

hheath541:

Apple download - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aspire-news/id733163167?mt=8

Android download - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collectiveray.aspire

I’m sorry - not my usual stuff - but this is incredibly important. Please share around. It could save someone’s life.

I DON’T CARE IF THIS DOESN’T SUIT YOUR BLOG TYPE IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU 

im sorry but this is so important

That’s pretty fucking awesome.

Please get this if you are in this situation. Asap

When people want to praise art museums, they sometimes remark that they are our ‘new cathedrals.’ … But there remains a huge difference between museums and cathedrals in terms of our collective awareness of what the two types of buildings should be for. You used to go to the cathedral for some clear reasons: because you wanted to save your soul, because you were looking for comfort, you needed community, you wanted to develop your moral character or you were hoping for consolation and redemption.

[…]

Art can do for us a remarkable number of the very things that religion once did. Culture is in a position to replace many of the functions of scripture. Art too has the power to console us, it too can bring meaning and purpose, it too can increase our powers of empathy and generate a sense of community.

[…]

Surprisingly, it wouldn’t take too much to transform museums so that they could really function as adequate replacements for cathedrals. … There might be a room on love, another on death, a third on children, a fourth on money, a fifth on aging – and so on. Just like music or literature, art has the power to work a deeply therapeutic effect on us. Connection with the right piece can explain, re-invigorate, rebalance and console us, but in order for this to happen, we need a little encouragement to believe that such intimate effects might be possible or desirable.

Alain de Botton, author of Art as Therapy – one of the best art books of 2013 – considers how art can help us live and die.

Also see Botton’s talk on how art can save your soul.

(via explore-blog)

We call it “finding meaning” but we might better call it “forging meaning.”

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Stories are the foundation of identity. We forge meaning and build identity.

Andrew Solomon at TED 2014. His book Far from the Tree – a magnificent read on how love both changes us and makes us more ourselves – won the 2014 National Book Award. (via explore-blog)
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Oh my fucking god

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