These gently apocalyptic images are mixed media collages by artist Beth Hoeckel. The dreamlike quality draws you into another world of a futuristic past. An impression of the future reflecting on a bygone era. A 1950’s futurism study.
They are brilliantly entising, you wonder about the situation, the story behind the collated image.
As though you have jumped into a famous five or secret seven story, but way better.
All images from her website here.
considering starting a series called “Community out of context”
i will reblog everything you post if you do that
- I am the most inconsistent human being to exist.
- I was not made for long term relationships. Of any kind.
- I will not be satisfied until I’ve seen at least 30 States.
- I also will not settle for less than 15 countries.
- I am unhealthily independent and unattached.
- I hurt really bad when a friend proves themselves to be lousy.
- I am often quite contradictory.
- I am very selfish and very childish.
- I also happen to have a very kind heart on occasion.
- Once I am burned by someone I never really let it go.
- The second I decide I really want something I make sure I get it.
- There are few things I “really” want.
- I am deathly afraid of failure so I typically don’t try.
- I want everyone to like me. It sucks.
- I romanticize drug use because I strongly believe I am a child of another era.
- I, despite what people may perceive, am very spiritual.
- I don’t do well with being told what to do.
- I am a bit conceited. Sorry.
- I don’t know what career I want as I approach my adulthood.
- I do know however that I want to live a lot of places. A LOT.
- I am currently chasing a bit of happiness through a swamp of shit.
- I am a coward.
- I am a coward.
- I am a coward.
Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
Good doctors listen more than they talk.
You can’t fix a burned roux.
Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
Measure twice, cut once.
Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
Kindness is not weakness.
Baking soda is not baking powder.
Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
Appropriate footwear is always key.
You can absolutely be too forgiving.
Real humor punches up, not down.
Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
You can always come home again.
But it won’t be the same.
Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows."
*you can’t fix a burned roux*(via femmevengeance)