and like honestly, talking about that made me figure it out.
i don’t like being called manly or masculine because i am fat, because i am hairy, because i have a round belly or a certain kind of ass, because i have underarm hair or leg hair,…
Wow. I’ve never found a better explanation of why I can never ever ever make myself ask anyone out.
It’s not rejection that I’m afraid of; if only the worst that could happen was that they said no and never spoke to me again. The first time in my life that I asked someone out, this is exactly how everyone reacted, and although it’s been nearly 8 years since then, I feel like I’ll never forget.
Fucking this this this.
I don’t even flirt too hard for fear of men treating me like shit.
Artist Kris Kuksi is perhaps one of the most frequently submitted artists appearing in Colossal’s in box each month, so it’s with great honor that I finally share his work on this blog for the first time. Kuksi is famous for his Baroque-influenced assemblages that seem to splinter out like sculptural fractals, each component fused to another object or detail even smaller and intricate. Via his artist statement:
Kris Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim for the intricate sculptures that result from his unique and meticulous technique. A process that requires countless hours to assemble, collect, manipulate, cut, and re-shape thousands of individual parts, finally uniting them into an orchestral-like seamless cohesion that defines the historical rise and fall of civilization and envisions the possible future(s) of humanity.