crystal-celeste:

When I was a student, all that was told to me was how much my cultura didn’t matter. How important European art and standards are, and how totally dominant their aesthetic should be. All I wanted to do was tell my story. And I looked nothing like what is considered relevant or beautiful or important by society’s ideals. But I JUST.KEPT.GOING. Here are some of my pieces. I’m here to uplift and change who is in the spotlight. Powerful womyn of color. My indigenous sisters.

we’re learning about ancient greek art in one of my classes and we learned about this thing called the “archaic smile” which was present in the archaic period of greek art and its basically smiling without showing teeth, and ppl in class were coming up with theories like oh it represents this and that and signifies such shyness yet confidence and boring shit like that and im there like nah bruh its prolly cuz they had to sit and model for the sculptors for hours or however the fuck long and who the fuck wants to sit there going :D you’ll look like a nerd for 3000 years. like that shit is tiring no matter what the century is plus if i was a sculptor i aint wanna be sculpting nobody’s grody ass teeth i mean did they even have toothbrushes in 7th century BC