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E.O.F. SNAPSHOT OF THE DAY {NOVEMBER 30, 2016}

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1920s bad ass Paris bedroom interior.Β 

exotic art luxe.Β 

AllΒ that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Edgar Allen Poe, Β A Dream Within A Dream

Until we meet again,

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{PHOTOBLAST} SKULL & BONES SOCIETY

Thout Shalt Not Enter

There’s no denying our obsession with the iconography; the classic skull & bones is an age-old motif that has fascinated and enchanted for centuries. It can mean power, it can mean wealth, it can mean science, it can mean art.

As Hamlet proposes “To be, or not to be”, so we are faced by the grim reminder of our inevitable end every time we see a skeleton or skull, and yet it seems our society is still obsessed. It seems like some sort of riddle. That we can still hold onto the bits and pieces of our ancestors. In a sense, that’s all that is left after thousands of years.

Skull Scare

It can be a tender reminder, but it can also cause a fright! We hate waking up in the middle of the night to see a skeleton, or skeletons, walking around outside your bedroom. We hate seeing them pop out of their graves. We hate when they attack you in the middle of the night when you are away from busy intersections.

So whether we are crippled with fright, or sporting a warning of your vicious vibrations, or just like the look, the skull is about a classic a symbol as ivy or the fleur-de-lis. We love having them in our art, on our clothes, and in the things we watch on screens. Perhaps it’s as simple as the title says. . . we are a Skull & Bones Society!

Get your inspiration on! Skulls and Skeletons can come to life!

Until next time,

{theEye}

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The Rites of Spring

Our last few posts have been harbouring a certain darkness and creepiness (that we of course love), but seeing as Spring has already sprung we thought we’d pay some respect to a most glorious of seasons.

Just as Stravinsky saw a vision of youth, sacrifice, and above-all beauty in his musical megawork The Rite of Spring, we at The Eye of Faith are seeing the beauty of nature and the primitive simplicities of – well, BEING.

The days thus far have been absolutely gorgeous, and no doubt we have the Gods of Spring to thank for that! Let’s just hope we can hold onto his benevolence!

Oh, the joys of youth! Pretty stuff today, but don’t think we have let go of our demons. After all, as Aristophanes said:

“Evil events from evil cause spring”

Persephone awaits!


Until next time,

-The Eye x

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