Hello, my name is lisa. I am a 2nd year drawing major at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Sometimes I post my art on here. I am a proud feminist, cat lover and coffee drinker.
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“Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness.
"No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”
― Vladimir Nabokov
Alexa Meade and Sheila Vand collaborate to create these human paintings, not using the typical medium like canvas, but real live bodies submerged in milk, covered in paint and photographed to appear as an oil painting, so cool!