The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui, Gansu Province, northwest China. This example of rock cut architecture contains over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over 1,000 square meters of murals. Construction began in the Later Qin era (384-417 CE).
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#FASHION: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN PRE-FALL 2013
Sarah Burton does it again this pre-fall season for Alexander McQueen. Short velvet dresses with laser-cut details called to mind medieval tunics, and generously cut capes with draped pendants were clearly inspired by the church, while high-necked dresses (with and without sleeves) added to the effortless beauty of the collection. With a strict palette of red, black, and white, Burton still managed to keep the looks rooted firmly in the 21st century. See more of the collection after the jump:
The entirety of my Felt Mountain series, based on the album by Goldfrapp. The first was completed in 2007, and the last a couple of months ago. Drawing based on the songs of Felt Mountain was an interesting challenge. In some ways the task was straightforward, because the songs are incredibly visual. But it given that visualness, they seem to demand almost perfect fidelity. Easy to play, difficult to master.
You can buy prints of these on my website.