#Portrait with no face.

#Portrait with no face.

Tags: portrait

expecttheunexpectedtoday:

expecttheunexpectedtoday

"The Ghost of Sitting Bull" / old scrap metal farm machinery
by South Dakotan sculptor and metalwork master John Lopez

expecttheunexpectedtoday:

expecttheunexpectedtoday

"The Ghost of Sitting Bull" / old scrap metal farm machinery
by South Dakotan sculptor and metalwork master John Lopez

(Source: stunningpicture, via hifructosemag)

septagonstudios:

Stavros Damos

septagonstudios:

Stavros Damos

#selfie from a gesture #drawing.

#selfie from a gesture #drawing.

Tags: selfie drawing

Almost human.

Almost human.

(Source: qoafosho, via fuckyeahdementia)

superdames:

I heard you couldn’t go to San Diego. I’m sad too. Here’s something to do instead.
We’re making a comic starring Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, a public-domain hero from the 1940s. Write, draw, celebrate awesome female characters.
Plus it’s called “Science Sleuth.”
Writers and artists invited to submit: Superdames.org/contest
(Only 2 weeks left! Deadline is Aug. 1, 2014!)

Write the next #JillTrent Science Sleuth comic.

superdames:

I heard you couldn’t go to San Diego. I’m sad too. Here’s something to do instead.

We’re making a comic starring Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, a public-domain hero from the 1940s. Write, draw, celebrate awesome female characters.

Plus it’s called “Science Sleuth.”

Writers and artists invited to submit: Superdames.org/contest

(Only 2 weeks left! Deadline is Aug. 1, 2014!)

Write the next #JillTrent Science Sleuth comic.

superdames:

Women in Science: A Short Personal Note on Why Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, Is Important to Me
I don’t usually do this, but Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, has become such a big part of my life since I launched this project and she won the online poll that, well, here goes.
My wife is a female neuroscientist. Many of our closest friends are women who are also scientists. This is a subject that is deeply personal for me.
There is a gigantic gender gap in the sciences, especially at the post-doc level. To cite just a few facts:
In the U.S. and Europe, about 50% of doctoral graduates in science and engineering are women — but only 21% of full professors in science and 5% of full professors in engineering are women.
Female scientists on average earn 82% of what male scientists make in the U.S. — and even less in Europe.
Studies have confirmed the existence of unconscious institutional gender bias in science: Science faculty of both genders at research universities rated the application materials of a male student more highly than a female student — when there was no difference in the content of the material except the student’s name.
Sources: (1); (2); (3).
There are very complex social and political reasons for all this but you don’t have to spend more than five minutes talking to a female scientist to understand that institutional sexism, however unconscious or unintentional, is still alive and kicking in the 21st century.
The journal Nature's special issue on the gender gap in science specifically states the lack of female role models in science as one major reason why this problem persists.
So yeah, the comic book hero Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, is a badass successful scientist and inventor who solves crimes. On the one hand, she’s just a silly comic book character who exists for light entertainment. But on the other hand, we desperately need characters like her to push forward our imaginations and our dreams for what we and our daughters can accomplish and be and achieve in the real world.
And this issue could not be more real for me.
Representation most definitely matters.

More #women in #science. We’re losing half of our potential.

superdames:

Women in Science: A Short Personal Note on Why Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, Is Important to Me

I don’t usually do this, but Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, has become such a big part of my life since I launched this project and she won the online poll that, well, here goes.

My wife is a female neuroscientist. Many of our closest friends are women who are also scientists. This is a subject that is deeply personal for me.

There is a gigantic gender gap in the sciences, especially at the post-doc level. To cite just a few facts:

  • In the U.S. and Europe, about 50% of doctoral graduates in science and engineering are women — but only 21% of full professors in science and 5% of full professors in engineering are women.
  • Female scientists on average earn 82% of what male scientists make in the U.S. — and even less in Europe.
  • Studies have confirmed the existence of unconscious institutional gender bias in science: Science faculty of both genders at research universities rated the application materials of a male student more highly than a female student — when there was no difference in the content of the material except the student’s name.

Sources: (1); (2); (3).

There are very complex social and political reasons for all this but you don’t have to spend more than five minutes talking to a female scientist to understand that institutional sexism, however unconscious or unintentional, is still alive and kicking in the 21st century.

The journal Nature's special issue on the gender gap in science specifically states the lack of female role models in science as one major reason why this problem persists.

So yeah, the comic book hero Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, is a badass successful scientist and inventor who solves crimes. On the one hand, she’s just a silly comic book character who exists for light entertainment. But on the other hand, we desperately need characters like her to push forward our imaginations and our dreams for what we and our daughters can accomplish and be and achieve in the real world.

And this issue could not be more real for me.

Representation most definitely matters.

More #women in #science. We’re losing half of our potential.

humansofnewyork:

"Are you lonely?""It’s been a lifetime of loneliness. I decided early on that I better get used to it. I go to movies by myself. If the movie theater is completely empty, I’m even happier. I learned early on that if I wanted to go to restaurants, I better learn to go by myself. One benefit to being big is that people don’t bother you. I’m shocked that you came up to me. Nobody’s ever done that. When I started to go to therapy, it took me several sessions before I even spoke a word. I’d just sit there and cry. And honestly, you caught me on a tough day. I was sitting here feeling really bad about myself. Because I went to the doctor today, and I was sure that I’d lost weight. But I’d gained some."

humansofnewyork:

"Are you lonely?"
"It’s been a lifetime of loneliness. I decided early on that I better get used to it. I go to movies by myself. If the movie theater is completely empty, I’m even happier. I learned early on that if I wanted to go to restaurants, I better learn to go by myself. One benefit to being big is that people don’t bother you. I’m shocked that you came up to me. Nobody’s ever done that. When I started to go to therapy, it took me several sessions before I even spoke a word. I’d just sit there and cry. And honestly, you caught me on a tough day. I was sitting here feeling really bad about myself. Because I went to the doctor today, and I was sure that I’d lost weight. But I’d gained some."

superdames:

Fun fact: Rosie the Riveter majored in jiu-jitsu in college. ;-)
alternateworldcomics:

Rosie the Riveter as seen in War Victory Adventures from Harvey Comics.


#RosieTheRiveter

superdames:

Fun fact: Rosie the Riveter majored in jiu-jitsu in college. ;-)

alternateworldcomics:

Rosie the Riveter as seen in War Victory Adventures from Harvey Comics.

#RosieTheRiveter

archiemcphee:

Rob ‘The Original’ Ferrel is a San Antonio, TX-based barber who combines his artistic background with his skills as a professional barber to create works of art using the hair on his clients’ heads. The majority of his pieces are portraits of celebrities, athletes and pop culture characters, but he also creates illustrations of video game graphics and even some religious iconography. Rob is so good with pairs of scissors and clippers that calling him a barber doesn’t do justice to his skills. Instead it makes a lot more sense to refer to him as a professional hair artist.

You can check out many more of Rob’s hair transformations via his Instagram account. He also has a YouTube channel where he posts making-of videos.

[via Twisted Sifter and Laughing Squid]

archiemcphee:

Artist Rogan Brown creates incredibly elaborate and delicate paper sculptures using layers of hand-cut watercolor paper. His latest piece, entitled Outbreak, is “based on the smallest structures found within the human body: cells, microbes, pathogens, and neurons.” Brown spent 4 months painstakingly designing, cutting and assembling this awesomely intricate piece, which he describes as an exploration “of the microbiological sublime.”

Here Brown explains a bit about his creation process:

"I am inspired in part by the tradition of scientific drawing and model making, and particularly the work of artist-scientists such as Ernst Haeckel. But although my approach involves careful observation and detailed “scientific” preparatory drawings, these are always superseded by the work of the imagination; everything has to be refracted through the prism of the imagination, estranged and in some way transformed."

Further proof that Art + Science = Awesome

Visit Rogan Brown’s website to check out more of his fascinating artwork.

[via Colossal]