Destroy Eleven

Sharing this for friends following the topic. Think this has some pretty interesting implications:



it must get annoying living in the south with all those banjos constantly playing 

Are you kidding me I live in upstate New York and yesterday while I was visiting a friend in GALWAY some motherfucker was playing a banjo next door

lol, Galway…



You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

Fuck,I really needed that. Thank you.

Very happy to have sold one of the small works at the show last night. I am getting over the awkwardness of asking people to buy my art. A process, since as a society, we don’t value art (we give lip-service to doing so, with out making at a national virtue to plunk down and pay for the things that enrich our lives.)

There are some who will say, art isn’t something you need to live. It’s extra —not a necessity. Those people don’t know how to live, then. I don’t think those people are worth listening to.

[head explodes]


Beautiful engravings from the volume of plates accompanying Réflexions et observations anatomico-chirurgicales sur l’anévrisme (1809-1813) by Scarpa. The engravings were done by Adam based on the original etchings by Anderloni.

Newberry call number: Wing oversize ZP 839 .C85153



Family: *says something racist*
Family: *says something sexist*
Family: *says something homophobic*
Family: *tells you why you’re bad at life*
Family: why don’t you wanna spend time with us?

Actually said in my house: There’s nothing going on in this house that would justify suicide.

For reasons not dissimilar to this, I love my family from a distance. [hugs]

It’s ok to distance yourself with family relationships that are hurtful. Spend that time instead with people that are understanding and supportive.


When New York Times columnist Charles Blow was 7 years old, he was sexually abused by his cousin.  The traumatic experience sent him on a path of self-questioning in hopes of understanding how it happened, why it happened, and what it meant. His new memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is a unwavering account of his abuse and how he healed. 

In the interview Blow discusses the correlation between victims of child sexual abuse and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identity:

"What the data shows us indisputably is that people who will later identify as LGBT have disproportionate rates of having been victims of child sexual abuse. So there are two ways to think of that — one of which I completely disagree with and one I agree more with.

On the one end, the abuse is making these young people LGBT. The science for that is completely flimsy. I completely disagree with that idea. On the other side … children who will eventually identify as LGBT are more likely to be targets of sexual predators. If you think of it that way, it changes our concept of how we need to nurture and care for children who are different. …

If you look at it that way you realize that in some cases, not all of course, in some cases the predator is targeting children who they already see as kind of having some kind of characteristics that will later be different. And that difference means they’re isolated. That difference means that they are already outside of the social mores, that the predator behavior is now somehow justified because this person is already outside the norm.”

Photo: By Chad Batka, NYT