“ Cowards die a thousand times before the end.
The Valiant taste death but once. ”
“ Very few people on the planet have the opportunity to even follow their dreams at all. Most people live in poverty, or in communities where the repercussions for behaving how they want are a lot worse than just people talking shit. If doing what you want is an option for you, you should do it, because you’re one of the few lucky people who can. And even if you fail, you will be in a better position than if you’d never tried. Every horrible thing that has ever happened to me has added integrity to my art and improved my understanding of the human race. ”
“ Be good to people. Even the shitty ones. Let the assholes be assholes. You’ll sleep better. ”
Poisonous beauty: Close-up of Portuguese man o’ war tentacles. Sometimes called the blue-bottle, it can deliver a very nasty sting. Despite its outward appearance, the man o’ war is not a jellyfish but a siphonophore, which differs from jellyfish in that it is not actually a single organism, but a colonial organism made up of many minute individuals called zooids. Each of these zooids is highly specialized, and, although structurally similar to other solitary animals, they are attached to one another and physiologically integrated to the extent that they are incapable of independent survival.
A Growth Which Was Seeded in a Gesture
(after a portrait of Marina Abramović)
105 x 105 cm
oil on linen
Botticelli c. 1480
Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci (detail)