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it comes like rain;

moon&temple;  
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and this is how you will know me, sister, among the captives:
my hair perfumed with incense smoke, how slowly i enter the vacancy of a room.
my reliquary heart.
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oditor:

"The artist Ana Teresa Fernandez recently cast a pair of high-heeled shoes in ice and stood in the gutter of an inner-city street at night until they melted and left her barefoot and free. It was a battle between the warmth of her body and the coldness of the shoes, between her own fierce will and the imprisonment of the Cinderella story. The shoes were astonishingly beautiful, strange, alarming. They were shoes that wanted to kill your feet, shoes too brittle to walk in, shoes of the kind called stiletto, as though you could stab someone with them.  … [T]hey slowly disintegrated, like a story falling apart, like a belief wearing out. like a fear melting away. …

"In ‘Cinderella,’ women deform themselves to try to fit into the shoe; Ana destroyed the shoes, making something beautiful out of the war between flesh and ice, between a fairy tale that didn’t fit and her own intransigent warmth. Not everyone has the will or the warmth."

— Rebecca Solnit, “The Faraway Nearby”

(via fuckyeahfairytales)

— 5 months ago with 397 notes
#ana teresa fernandez  #art  #performance art  #cinderella  #rebecca solnit  #artist  #stilletos  #ice stilletos  #high heels 
Starlight, detail · Emile Vernon (1872-1919)

Starlight, detail · Emile Vernon (1872-1919)

(Source: c0ssette, via winterstag-deactivated20131229)

— 1 year ago with 15,473 notes
#art  #emile vernon 
jez-smith:

mellebulle:

1580-1600, French iron corset with scroll motif, opening at center-back.

Love this as art.

jez-smith:

mellebulle:

1580-1600, French iron corset with scroll motif, opening at center-back.

Love this as art.

(Source: mad-moiselle-bulle, via thekillroom)

— 1 year ago with 137 notes
#corset  #iron corset  #medieval  #art