Paper // Clay

My friend Julia’s beautiful, juicy cup featured on Nice Cup, Bro.
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Julia Walther

My friend Julia’s beautiful, juicy cup featured on Nice Cup, Bro.

nicecupbro:

Julia Walther

Cadaver Study with GrillRoxanne Jackson
( via ceramicsnow)

Cadaver Study with Grill
Roxanne Jackson

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From the Northfield News archives, February 4, 1965
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From the Northfield News archives, February 4, 1965

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From the Northfield News archives
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From the Northfield News archives

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Snow White, 2010
Labyrinth Ear

(The animation is from a Betty Boop Snow White cartoon from 1933 featuring Cab Calloway)

South Asian book cover
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South Asian book cover

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The Tao of Touch

By Marge Piercy

What magic does touch create
that we crave it so. That babies
do not thrive without it. That 
the nurse who cuts tough nails
and sands calluses on the elderly 
tells me sometimes men weep
as she rubs lotion on their feet.

Yet the touch of a stranger
the bumping or predatory thrust
in the subway is like a slap.
We long for the familiar, the open
palm of love, its tender fingers.
It is our hands that tamed cats
into pets, not our food.

The widow looks in the mirror
thinking, no one will ever touch
me again, never. Not hold me.
Not caress the softness of my
breasts, my inner thighs, the swell
of my belly. Do I still live
if no one knows my body?

We touch each other so many
ways, in curiosity, in anger,
to command attention, to soothe,
to quiet, to rouse, to cure. 
Touch is our first language
and often, our last as the breath
ebbs and a hand closes our eyes.

(Source: writersalmanac.publicradio.org)

Performers and Tinsel, 1966George BaldessinEtching, aquatint 

Performers and Tinsel, 1966
George Baldessin
Etching, aquatint 

The Pastel Cats, Northumberland, England, 1999Tim WalkerPhotograph 
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The Pastel Cats, Northumberland, England, 1999
Tim Walker
Photograph 

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