sarahfonder:

These pictures are the Hell Courtesan portraits from Junko Mizuno’s “Rising” exhibit at Gallery Nucleus. The description for all of them is so great:

"Jigoku Dayu was a courtesan celebrated for her alleged encounter of spiritual enlightenment with the Buddhist monk Ikkyū.  She has been a popular subject for many artists over the last several hundred years.  After getting kidnapped and sold to a brothel, she renamed herself as “Jigoku” (meaning “hell”), believing that her misfortune was the result of karma from her previous life.  She is usually depicted wearing a kimono with scenes of hell on it and is often surrounded by skeletons, representing her newfound understanding of life’s transience and illusion.  What may appear to be bizarre, scary, or even humorous images are actually symbols layered with her divine inspiration.  Upon witnessing Buddhist hell, the courtesan finds enlightenment and wisdom."

The first one is selling as a print and also my birthday is coming up soon.

exam:

"Rosy" & "Pink" by Hsiao Ron Cheng

nereiids:

THE WAY THE PAGAN GODS ARE HALF REMEMBERED HERE

FIRE POEM, Berlin || Robert Montgomery

All co-orded up and nowhere to go! I don’t have a meetup to attend for a while but this hasn’t stopped me from putting together an outfit.

The wrist cuffs, ankle corsage, and head accessories are part of my marathon crafting session a couple weeks ago. I took inspiration from a couple BTSSB and Triple Fortune accessories. I’m particularly happy with how the head piece came out!

JSK: Angelic Pretty Symphonia Frill
Blouse: Offbrand, F21
Shoes: Bodyline
Ring: Automatic Honey
Accessories: Handmade, offbrand

kazukij:

artypunchi || Straight from the Art » Naoshi