Flowers thrown into a dumpster in Greenwood Cemetery, NY
Women’s Outsider Art, Part V:
Nellie Mae Rowe
Rowe was born in 1900 in Georgia. Burdened by financial pressures, she left school after the fourth grade to work in the fields with her father, Sam Williams. While Rowe displayed an early interest in drawing and fashioning dolls out of left over cloth, it wasn’t until the death of her second husband that her artistic talents came to fruition. Rowe’s living space – her home and yard – served as her first canvas and installation project. There, recycled and discarded materials became works of art. Scraps of wood and chewing gum became dolls and sculptures. Soon she turned to drawing and painting.During final years of her life, Rowe’s artistic career culminated in nationwide attention and considerable financial success.
Palestinian lady collects gas bombs fired by Israeli army. She grows flowers in these bombs.
Angel Olsen “California“
You read so softly over my head
It’s late but I’m maintaining interest in the things that you say
I could listen to you speak all day
This sun sets too slowly,
A steady wind blows in,
The oak in my neighbors yard whispers irony,
The other trees lean in.
My roots to this place grow deep,
They smell of summers,
un-kiss me please,
I can’t forget you.
You have trapped a bitter winter in my bones.
I sleep fitfully,
dreaming in pieces,
Vivid, stark reality
Lightning bugs on darkness
That terrifying red,
And fingers intertwined
like I’ll be kidnapped at any moment.
— Jurien (via paprmche)
(Source: , via contramonte)
Today was alright.