Wednesday, January 20, 2010

i consumed your trail of tears under the dim dark star.

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43.i've read both watch for me on the mountain and the education of little tree in the last few weeks and couldn't recommend them more. while the history+plight of the native americans is completely fascinating, it is also terribly, horribly depressing....wherein lies the heartbreaking beauty of these stories..
watch for me on the mountain is a fictionalized account of geronimo, the apache war shaman, embroiled in a lifelong battle for the land of his people against the land hungry spanish, mexican and american settlers; while the education of little tree is an (alleged but contested) autobiographic novel about an orphaned boy sent to live with his cherokee grandparents during the depression. both books are written by the charming story teller (+controversial figure), forrest carter, who conveys the beauty, heartbreak and enduring spirit of the native american people with utter grace+a tone that provokes empathy. (full disclosure: i cried for the last 50 odd pages of little tree.)

in conclusion, i was massively inspired by these books, and the above imagery is the result of my nonlinear aesthetic brainstorm..

1. elisabeth lecourt map dress: sourced from the lovely blog of the like-minded lass ria leigh rabut*
2. painted skull by gabriel orozco at MOMA: sourced from things we heart.. (thanks to katharine for the heads up--harhar-- on the artist's name!)
3. miranda july by autumn de wilde
4. dries van noten sunnies
5. vintage mocassins at fort tumbleweed
6. it could be worse: (can't remember who's tumblr this was from)
7. watch for me on the mountain
8. mystical mama: ria*
9. risto bimbiloski lightning dress
10. hilary pecis collage
11. early day sioux war club:"seed beaded skull cracker war club with horsehair drop. cheyenne river area of south dakota."
12. risto bimbiloski galaxy pants
13. mystical smoke bomb foto: (can't recall the source)
14. epic vintage roach rainbow headdress
15. watercolor
16. henry vibskov laptop case
17. maurizio anzeri embroidered portraits
18. brian beluga rainbow rocks: sourced from MANY**
19. christian louboutin greissimo peeptoe (rhymes with geronimo, no?) rarely do i actually want a pair of lady heels but these, yes please.
20. vintage beaded medicine stick with antler and eagle feathers
21. navajo rug from the 1920's
22. (poor execution on the whole ensemble but) badass idea for incorporating dream catchers on the daily: sourced from yvan rodick
23. clip art dreamcatcher wolf (which i shrinky dinked on last months ladies craft night)
24. tattoo inspiration
25. the war shaman geronimo
26. eddie borgo cone bracelet
27. absolute urban warrior genius: risto bimbiloski chainmail jumpsuit (sad it was styled with the trench)
28. caroline bénech nude
29. apache girl. 1908
30. the education of little tree
31. seneca ghosts by danielle mericle : sourced at MANY**
32. sarah hermans**
33. apache girl by curtis. 1903.
34. wendy nichols horsehair necklace
35. pelle crépin: sourced from nada mas
36. pelle crépin
37. the arch by michel de broin
38. superficial by michel de broin *
39. blah blah wall paper *
40. david luraschi**
41. geronimo at age 78. 1906
42. superficielle by michel de broin *
43. ed panar **

8 comments:

rem said...

this post kills me! love you so hard weezy!

Ria Leigh Rabut said...

A big 'ol bunch of awesome! I like your brain.

小愛 said...

hello........................................

Ms. L. Pants said...
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Stephanie said...

totally need those galaxy pants. i really don't think i would ever (seriously, ever) take them off.

Taj said...

I <3<3<3<3<3 this post so much!!!!

Welcome Home said...

I love everything about this, all of it!

Ms. L. Pants said...

Ha ha - no worries hot stuff! He's one of my faves too xox