Enriching Life

Clarity. Compassion. Empowerment. Celebration…. and other things that enrich life.

musclesinthemake:

likeafieldmouse:

Elena Chernyshova - Days of Night - Nights of Day (2012-13)

Artist’s statement: 

Days of Night - Nights of Day is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk, a mining city northernmost of the polar circle with a population of more than 170,000. 

The city, its mines and metallurgical factories were constructed by prisoners of the Gulag. With 60% of the present population involved in the industrial process, this documentary aims to investigate human adaptation to extreme climate, ecological disaster and isolation.

Norilsk is the 7th most polluted city in the world. The average temperature is -10C, reaching lows of -55C in winter, when for two months the city is plunged into polar night. The living conditions of the people of Norilsk are unique, making their plight incomparable.”

amazing

(via demach)

asylum-art:

vik muniz,  waste land: What a Dump! Garbage In…Art

Out Pictures of Junk and Pictures of Garbage. In each of these projects, Muniz creates images using… you guessed it: junk and garbage.

The New York-based artist constructs painting-like visuals out of random waste. He utilizes discarded items that include food products, dirt, toys, papers, plastics, wires, old clothes, and tires. The list is never-ending and ever-fascinating. His innovative creations have a magnetism that would otherwise be unfit for a pile of garbage.

In Pictures of Garbage, Muniz takes pictures of catadores, the people of Brazil who collect recyclable materials from garbage dumps, and recreates their images using discarded rubbish. After meeting these hardworking people, it became a collaborative effort in which the subjects helped to create their re-imaging. Muniz’s other waste-fueled project, Pictures of Junk, is the artist’s junkyard reinterpretations of classic paintings, including Caravaggio’s Narcissus.

(via asylum-art)

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

—C.G. Jung (via purplebuddhaproject)

The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.

— Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via zenhumanism)