Le monde à travers mes yeux
"I called Jay Pharoah right after the MTV awards. I said, ‘I appreciate your show, but let me tell you about my story. Let me tell you about what I went through to get to that position. I’m not making it a black or white thing right now, but I’m telling you if you see a black guy anywhere he had to work 12 times as hard, excuse me. So we ain’t gonna have no black comedians going up on stage spoofing the people that’s working hard to open doors, not only for black people, but any creatives, anybody that wants to add contribution to the world: beauty, truth, creativity, postitivity and just helping with love."
Kanye West on comedian Jay Pharoah’s impersonation of him at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Made In America Festival 8/30/14 (via kimkanyekimye)
"We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world. I’ve witnessed first hand the power of ideas, I’ve seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them… but you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it, or hold it… ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain, they do not love…’ - V for Vendetta
Kelly Blevins is a Pittsburgh-based artist combining social stigmas of nudity, politics and philosophies. The body of work she produces is generally large in scale to create clear, strong statements in relevance to universal concepts related to human nature. Each drawing starts by applying charcoal powder with a large brush for basic shape and composition. Thereafter, an eraser and a charcoal pencil are used to develop a realistic representation of her visions. Kelly’s has been honored awards in Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Idaho.
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