why is destruction so beautiful
because nature is taking itself back
you go nature
This flood killed 14 people and caused over $1 billion in damage but ok
This flood killed 14 people. There is a nationwide manhunt underway. Police as well as the fbi are asking for civilian assistance, urging the public to call a special hotline if the killer is spotted. In other news, man cannot accept that nature is an unstoppable force that sustains all life, that his species has been polluting and damaging everyday for hundreds of years, and shit happens.
People die. Sometimes they die from something beautiful. They die in fires, in volcanic eruptions, attacked by animals, murdered by those they think they love; and yet we take photos of fires and volcanoes and lions and lovers. David’s “La Mort de Marat” is a portrait of a murdered man, itself painted by an artist who advocated for the deaths of others. We do not condemn it as blasphemy. Rather, its subject has been recreated and reinvisioned multiple times by artists as great as Munch. We admire photos of Everest, but many have died there. We photograph Death Valley and it was not named on a whim.
Art - such as photography or portraiture - is not always beautiful but we often classify the beautiful as artistic; why not also see as art a landscape of a flood? All art is a study of life in some fashion and every life contains within it the seed of a death.
car corner, 2014.
A cement truck crashed near Winganon, Oklahoma in the 1950s and the mixer was too heavy to move. It’s still there; locals have painted it to look like an abandoned NASA capsule
Terrors and mysteries emerge from the shadows. Unknown. Unspeakable. Unforgiving. #WrappedInBlack BUY IT TODAY! http://thndr.it/10e4GGV
"I wonder if peanut butter feels pain when I stick a knife in it? Do birds learn to read music or are they all just singing by ear like at karaoke? Did dinosaurs have libraries?"
It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.
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