Friday, August 26, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mason Porn

Antique Odd Fellows Masks by Tops Design
I find the whole fuckery of masons in the US interesting. These institutions, in which many were built on the foundation of patriarchy, classism, racism and marginalization, are absolutely fascinating. The symbology, so much of it taken from the Moorish, North Africa and "Middle East" is represented so often. I am obsessed with decoding and admiring these amazing adornments produced around these societies.
Antique Masonic Estate Pin by Hudson Estate
Within themselves the masons have a class system as well, it. to me is not apparent to many, but there was certainly a system of levels and portrayal to have the masses of working class think they too could participate in this system.
In my work I seek to deconstruct the negative patriarchy and create with the secret society miscellany a beautiful explosion for women especially, fashion and expression using those sacred ethnic symbols.
"Friendship Truth Love" by The Hand of Fatima
"We Never Sleep" by The Hand of Fatima





Wednesday, August 10, 2011

the mind

the mind is fragile. i think i am going to start writing again. yeah...that's what i'll do.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Body Image


My body after Iman is a trainwreck...gotta get some love for this because it's all mine. One has got to love the skin they are in!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mother Again


I AM A MOTHER...AGAIN. Each time of the three, I have given life, there is always something new about it...my daughter Iman Mayari made her way to this world on May 9th...almost on the steps of my building, but we made it with time to push three times and have her in a more sanitary place.

I always pick a song for my kids to sing to them. Amir's was "Redemtion Song" by Bob Marley; oddly enough Rami's was "Hello Tomorrow" by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs...and now Iman's is "Love Song" by the Cure and revived tastefully by Adele.

Although I am with all three so often...I still am alone with Miss Iman every night...and she makes me feel whole again, fun again, young again...among many other things. Thank you Iman.

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again

However far away I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you
I will always love you

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am free again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am clean again

However far away I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you
I will always love you

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

rabbit freaks

i guess since it's easter people want to exhibit their inner rabbit freak for some reason...and i realize i don't have an inner rabbit freak. perhaps all of the baby clothes with animals' cartoon, yet human expressions have turned me off...maybe Donnie Darko did the job? no telling...however, one of my aunts is a rabbit freak and her years long astounding collection of all things rabbit has thoroughly freaked her husband out consistently...now that's love, because let me wake up to a room full of these point-eared fuckers and i would bug out!
nice play on an easter bonnet by Aturo Rios,amazing milliner
all bunnies go to heaven
dark chocolate bunny soap

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Black and White

plastique.etsy.com

shirin neshat

redhydrant.etsy.com

iaineenzoonuffin.tumblr.com

Blood Milk

Saturday, March 12, 2011

some kind of jar

girl on a swing...
Heart of glass...
Suspended
in the stillness
of the moment
of the now
memories
slowly filling
the void
the calmness
of reason
returning

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The House Is Black

www.Trendey.com

Bottles by Huda Lutfi

2008 Collection- Maurice Renoma

House of Fatima- Mink


The House is Black by Forough Farrokhzad. A film about suffering in a leper colony the human condition by the renowned Iranian poet.

The Hunt-Red Heart Cult

Mouline Rouge Bedroom

Tattooed Lady Plate- BeatUpCreations

Kristograph- Paradise Lost

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lovers and Thieves

For all my lovers-
And to the heartbreaking fools-
Happy Valentine's to you, yours and mine.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Architect's Brother

by Robert and Shana Parkeharrison
I think I have lived in the Architect's Brother's head at least for one year, or two on a short-term lease.





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