Heather Cassils

Heather Cassils: the transgender bodybuilder who attacks heaps of clay. Through martial arts, weight training and diet, Cassils has redefined the female body – and made it into performance art.

Read the full story at TheGuardian. I found it to be fascinating and informative. 

Here are pictures of the artist at work:

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I Don’t Want To Miss Any More

Okay, I’ll admit it, my music tastes have been changing. I find myself listening to more instrumentals. There are many types of artists and styles out there and some are relaxing and some are moving, but all are enjoyable without being overbearing. 

I do listen to other types of music when something catches my attention, yet for just daily background, and especially for work, I have come to prefer something which isn’t distracting. Another benefit is I think it lowers by blood pressure which always a good thing.

I am also trying to expand my knowledge of todays visual artists as a way to jump start my own creativity. I do love the masters, those great images and sculptures which have lasted through the ages to awe us today, but there are new wonders being created every day, paintings, drawings, sculptures, digital, photography, street art… the ways in which people express themselves is endless.

It is so easy to get caught up in the everyday,in the problems and issues and concerns of the moment we lose sight of the lit which is passing by on every side. Yes, some of it is terrible, heartbreaking, and full of sorrow… But there are wonders too. Small things, big things, those imagoes which pass in a heartbeat but stay with us forever if we just watch for them. So much of life passed me by while I was concerned with other things, I don’t want to miss any more.

Freedom

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“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”

― Jim Morrison