Martin ten Kortenaar
National Ballet of Canada
Everything you love is here
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
—Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (J. P. Lippincott, 1937)
(Source: proustitute, via astillsortofquiet)
Njideka Akunyili | The Beautiful Ones #1b [alternative take] & Nwantinti [along two details], both 2012.
"It was a layering of multiple interests. Obviously my love for Nigeria where I was born, my love for my life here, my love for my husband.. and just try to figure out a way the two kinda exist in a harmonious way.”
"I think of my work as capturing the very ordinary. Just normal.. everyday stuff. I think there is something beautiful and powerful in the things that happen daily. Intimate situations.. sensual situations.. these [situations] people don’t get to see. I think there is a beauty in that I’m very attracted to.. that I try to get out.”
@ Studio Museum’s Artists-in-Residence talk on youtube.
Don’t forget to visit her website for more.
“The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness’ sake. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice, it’s seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship.”
—The Great Kamryn (via katisque)
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via astillsortofquiet)