Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eyes, Nose, Mouth

eyeball
noun
the round part of the eye of a vertebrate, within the eyelids and socket. In mammals it is typically a firm, mobile, spherical structure enclosed by the sclera and the cornea.
or 
verb
look or stare at closely
Keeping an Eye Out for You
FactEach of your eyes has a small blind spot in the back of the retina where the optic nerve attaches. You don’t notice the hole in your vision because your eyes work together to fill in each other’s blind spot.

nose
noun
the part projecting above the mouth on the face of a person or animal, containing the nostrils and used for breathing and smelling.
or
the front end of an aircraft, car, or other vehicle.
or
a look, esp. out of curiosity
or
verb
thrust its nose against or into something, esp. in order to smell it
or
investigate or pry into something 
or
(of a vehicle or its driver) make one's way cautiously forward 
The Nose Dive
Fact: You can smell happiness and sexual arousal, as long as the individual you are smelling is a close romantic partner.

mouth
noun
the opening in the lower part of the human face, surrounded by the lips, through which food is taken in and from which speech and other sounds are emitted.
or
an opening or entrance to a structure that is hollow, concave, or almost completely enclosed 
or
verb
say (something dull or unoriginal), esp. in a pompous or affected way 
or
take in or touch with the mouth
Getting Mouthy
Fact: When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. 

I like how many meanings there are for things. 
It gives you a lot of options,
yet it's also cause for confusion. 
To me, these images are structured confusion. 

Extra Reading:
Carl Warner: Warner began his artistic career as an illustrator, but transitioned to photography after he realized that a photographic outlet was better suited to his artistic talents. The results are often interesting when a photographer originally studies something besides photography; you are able to see those previous interests shine through in their photographs. This definitely holds true for Warner. One of my favorite projects of Warner's is his photographs of nude human bodies. The bodies are layered in a way that make them look like landscapes. Warner's work offers a unique and surreal perspective that is worth checking out. 
MRI Scans of Fruits and Vegetables: This is self-explanatory, and it is amazing. Go stare at the moving images--they are pretty hypnotic.

Park Play

The park in the spring or summertime is one of my favorite places to be. Climbing, playing, rolling around in the grass. The sunshine slants down into long columns and illuminates the grass to make different colored patches of green. Time goes on and on along with laughs, but like everything, day eventually turns to night and then you are left with little light bulbs. Everyone else leaves, and you are alone there to run free, like one of those woodland creatures.

Poetic Title: Some Things Change But Stay The Same

The drive home from the park is an almost ritualistic process: makeup is slightly messed up, window is cracked, music is played loudly. There is a slight high from the whole adventure you just experienced. Then you sit in the driveway for a moment and ponder your night before you travel inside and lay yourself to sleep. 


Tiny Dancer by Elton John played on the radio as I drove my way home.

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Extra Reading: 
60 Inspiring Photographs: This is an amazing compilation of 60 photographs that illustrate the human experience. Each one is relatable and unique; some will make you laugh and others will make you a little emotional. I personally love the one of the double decker bus that waits at a crosswalk for a little boy to walk across with his mini double decker bus on wheels. Go check it out!