Novel due out mid-2013
Hello! If you’re here, you’re in the wrong place!
Sorry about that.
So how did you end up here?
It’s a boring, complicated story about how I started a shining girls tumblr as my primary account and then a personal tumblr linked to that but then my publishers needed access to the official shining girls tumblr so i registered that under a different name but then I couldn’t delete this account as my primary account without losing all the laurenbeukes stuff and when I follow someone new, it does so from this account and it’s very annoying, but I can’t do anything without losing everything. See, I told you it was boring.
Here: go look at weird dreamy art, writing advice,dinosaurs, cool girls or monsters instead at laurenbeukes.tumblr.com.
Or neat stuff on time travel, burlesque dancers, chicago, WW2 women riveters, reviews and interviews at theshininggirls.tumblr.com.
Storybook gown constructed entirely out of recycled and discarded children’s Golden Books. Designer Ryan Novelline created the bodice from the golden spines of these classic children’s books and sewed together the skirt from their illustrated pages.
My favourite, favourite art in the whole world. Theo Jansen’s strandbeests. Awesome to see them live at Trafalgar Square a few years ago.
*You keep at that, Theo.
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma writes about the strange displacement of being Zimbabwean in Johannesburg, about anger and envy like a crust caught in her throat for The Spark, a guest blog series highlighting new African fiction.
Body of Inquiry,
a letterpress printed triptych structure holding a sewn codex within the subject’s torso. It is a book of display and intimacy opening to a large format with tiny details investigating the marvel of our physicality. The panels are composed of early laboratory instruments, absurdly and grandiloquently representing our endeavor to measure and understand the uncertainties of the world. The larger panels lyrically, yet authentically explore atoms, cells and genetic structure. The interior codex unfolds the story of a scientific journey inspired by an anatomical model. Written, drawn, printed and bound
by the artist.