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Are you as welcoming of 2017, as us two?!?

 

All jewellery we made.

All photos plagiarised. Source: very famous very dead painters.

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Tell Tale Edgar Allan Poe

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The Sphinx by Elihu Vedder, 1863

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Bride of the Wind, Oskar Kokoschka

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Still Life with Hobby Horse, Joan Miro, 1920

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The Slave Market, Jean Leon Gerome

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States of Mind: Those Who Stay, Umberto Boccioni

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Sporting Fauns, Franz von Stuck

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The Works Of Edgar Allan Poe Tamerlane Edition 1904, in a small 7.5″.

Its compactness appear to render Poe’s archaic words. I’ve found his theatrical wit very truthful and horrors, almost modern. If you regard the words like they were penned yesterday, you will get all of it (!). Wonder what Poe will think of his foresight.

Seems appropriate to let these glass slides accompany Poe by volume. I keep collecting them, without recourse to using them but dreaming.

Art – if you take away colors and employ light/darkness – becomes our own narrative. Helps if you squint.

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Art for the Third Eye

 

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The content of her work furnished answers to her questions about life’s spiritual connections. She knew exactly which colors and thickness of line had to be used, as every color, every shape and each line, whether fine, medium or strong, hatched or dotted, held precise meaning. Just as the pendulum helped Kunz unearth the healing rock, it showed her which creative paths to follow in her artwork. Its movements determined where she set the initial points, after which she would plot and draw the main lines, and connect the points with wax crayon and colored pencils. Kunz often gave lengthy explanations about her artwork, but never wrote the details down as she believed each picture contained explanations on many different levels. In fact, Kunz forbade all written records, having said, ”The time will come when my pictures will be understood. [They] are destined for the 21st century.”

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The art of Emma Kunz is rather self-explanatory. You believe, or you don’t.

You want to be healed, or you don’t.

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Classical Forms

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You have taken a drink from a wild fountain
Early in the year;
There is nowhere to go from the top of a mountain
But down, my dear;
And the springs that flow on the floor of the valley
Will never seem fresh or clear
For thinking of the glitter of the mountain water
In the feathery green of the year.

Mountain Water, Sara Teasdale

 

1. Art Deco Turquoise Ring

2. The Twins Depression Glass

3. Dark Of The Moon, Sara Teasdale

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4 Nov My Parents Kicked Us Out

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We were cycling out to Marine Parade on one of the narrow Joo Chiat side lanes. At a quiet corner two boys were sitting at the road curb, cradling a ball, and the smaller one called out “Do you have ten dollars? We are hungry but we have no money. Our parents kicked us out.”

HY was riding in front of me and she replied no we only have ten dollars for our own lunch. I asked why to which the smaller one replied, “We didn’t do our homework.” They were both very tanned, and didn’t look too street or poor, just despondent!

He added, “He’s sec two and I’m primary six. We’ve been asking for more than one hour and no one would give us any money.”

The first thing that came to my mind was this long road. So I told him that the road is very long, just do the homework, and again, because the road is very long. We offered the ten dollars we had, and the vocal one said never mind it’s ok. He said we needed money for our own lunch and kept saying it’s ok. We insisted and told him to just do the damn homework. I also provided our address and got him to remember. I want the money back I told him.

He’s an honest one. Kicked out. Hungry. Didn’t do homework. He could have lied. He could have not spoken for the two of them, but he did and he did so unpretentiously, unflinchingly. That’s the part I like most.

As for the money back, it all depends. This boy’s got something going for him. Now it all depends on the road un-taken.

 

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Patience wins out in the end.
Tin Can Toy Making For Boys

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Ophelia and Columbine

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These 200+ year old earrings are bigger than the miniature animals. The gold is solid, the silver is gold and the provenance is a vault.

 

1. How To Know The Wild Flowers

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31 October

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I remember I was really terrified by Japanese tales of the supernatural when I was young. There was one, about a woman who lost her way in a village, back when streets were still lit by oil. She was clad in a kimono, with a certain wistfulness in her shuffle and hair, tired yet erect from traveling and finding something, all that intent! She passed through the village and townspeople saw her, but none knew her. One finally approached her, and she was egg-faced.

Egg-faced. But still wistful. How do you know?

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Printed on crepe paper, these books appeared just after the First War. Tales of the unknown and unrest lurked in every corner and while modern folks know almost every fairy tale, the more macabre tales generate tales. Like the films, Japanese ones seethed in your imagination and are visceral.

 

1.The Tongue Cut Sparrow

2. The Ogres Of Oyeyama

 

 

 

 

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Rooting Around With Sticky Tape On My Back

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I’ll be sleeping with this tonight. The book. Not the dog!

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Meanwhile, pardon us while the site is undergoing changes/testing. HY’s favorite mode of everyday: testing.

A new site will be launched, comprising our jewels and accessories.

 

 

 

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