Size Matters

Monoliths are categorized by being stone structures, usually man-crafted and weighing at least ten tons. Many monoliths remaining today puzzle¬†archaeologists as to how they were shaped, moved, and the purpose they served. Basically, they’re pretty interesting. At the very least, it’s something to impress someone at a party with:

Thought to be the largest monolith in the world, Stele Base an unfinished construction from the Ming Empire, located in Nanjing, China. It's estimated weight is approximately 16,300 tons.

Stone of the Pregnant Woman is located in Baalbek, Lebanon and gets its name from the legend of a pregnant woman who tricked ancient Baalbek residents into believing she knew how to move the stone, but would prove her knowledge only if fed until giving birth. Estimated weight is 1000 tons.

As the title suggests, Unfinished Obelisk is an incomplete work, located in Aswan, Egypt. Discovered in 2005, If completed it would have been the largest Egyptian obelisk ever finished. It is carved from bedrock with an estimated weight of 1100 tons.

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Banksy Tells It

An amazing quote from street artist Banksy that memed its way onto my computer a few weeks ago:

BONUS: Banksy makes movies! Trailer for Exit Through the Gift Shop

Men in Heels

Because men in heels are… taller. I’m noticing a trend here:

Girl Gone Wild - Madonna

Alejandro - Lady Gaga

Love - Kazaky

Makes Sense to Me

Past Due – Sweet Violence

This exhibition, titled Sweet Violence by Sanja Ivekovic ended at the MoMA at the end of March, but is worth mentioning for those who missed it. Her work comes to us at the perfect time, with all of the drama surrounding Planned Parenthood, and women’s rights earlier this year. In her first US retrospective, her work styled from political issues surrounding the late 60’s and early 70’s.

Sweet Violence

Make Up - Make Down. 1978 Video (color, sound)

Paper Women

My Scar. My Signature

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