what a hoot!
My name is Mar ◕◡◕
Cutie and the Boxer (2013)
My life with Ushio has been a constant struggle. But that has made me who I am today. Now I think all of that struggle was necessary for my art. So if I had to do it over again… I would. 57/365
Untitled (Neon Installation), 1999
Pink Neon Tubes
10’ 3”(H) x 19’ 8”(W)
Ace Gallery New York
Decrypting the Most Mysterious Book in the World
In the six or so centuries that it’s been floating around, bouncing from scholar to scholar and occasionally disappearing for decades at a time, the Voynich manuscript (as it’s come to be called) has yet to be translated. That might be due to the fact that it’s written in a language no one’s ever seen before or since.
But it does have some grounding in the reality that we know, namely via the dozens of familiar plant species sketched throughout the pages of this manuscript. And some researchers think these botanical illustrations are integral to cracking the code that, as one expert put it, has proven “academic suicide” for so many scholars throughout the ages. Click through for the full story! —MN