I Am Lost But Will Never Be Found. Trapped By The Siren's Song.
Points of Contention
Wood, plastic, acrylic, styrofoam, glass, plexiglass and salt
It’s scary knowing your best friend is not happy at all, and all those suicidal thoughts he once faced are surfacing again. But what can I do, when I’m just as broken as he is. I always hide it from him, for the sake of a better day. But it’s absolutely frightening to me that someone like him; is in this situation.
What happened between you guys? Someone please tell me what’s going on. I just want to know why he’s slowly killing himself. I can’t make him feel better all by myself. He’s my best friend, yet why do I feel so far from him day after day.
Look at this tree, man.
The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be in excess of 1500 years old, stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet (1,600 m2). From tip to tip Its longest branch distance is 187 ft.
Jay DeFeo - The Rose (1958-69)
“The story of Jay DeFeo and The Rose is both a cautionary tale of obsession and an inspiring tale of determination and belief. She began working on The Rose in 1958. She was 29 years old and for the next eight years, she did little else but sit on a stool in her studio, smoking cigarettes, drinking Christian bothers brandy while she painted and scraped away at her vision.
First titled The Deathrose, then The White Rose and finally just The Rose, DeFeo only stopped working on the painting when an increase in rent forced her from her studio. By then it was 1966, her marriage was ending, she was in fragile physical and mental health, and The Rose had become too large to fit out the door.
At nearly 12 feet high and in places eight inches thick, The Rose was constructed from layer upon layer of built up and scraped away black and white paint. DeFeo added mica chips to the paint and so The Rose has its own interior light.”