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Anonymous asked:

would you like people to pay attention to you?

lazenby:

The trick is to become like a mirror. 

There’s a really good reason we say ‘have a look in the mirror’ instead of ‘have a look at the mirror.’ Mirrors are almost too obvious examples of things that have no existence independent of us. What they are is nearly always what is in them—which is to say, us.

Mirrors are what let you see the parts of yourself unavailable to direct inspection. Your face, the back of your head, your eyes. There’s something nice about how strange it is that we need sheets of glass—that are nothing in themselves—in order to see the rest of our self. 

So it’s fine to want people to pay attention to you, but only as long as the you you’re showing them is so elusive that all they end up seeing is themselves. More clearly, and from perspectives that are unavailable to them without your help.

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Vince McKelvie is a 28 year old digital artist from the United States. Inspired by boredom during his youth, Vince began creating and perfecting GIF art, and has since become one of the internet’s most iconic animated artists. He has created a number of trippy and visually stimulating mini-sites, like Gradient Forest and Honey. He also regularly posts hypnotic GIFs on his blog and surreal mixed-media video clips on his Instagram.

Some of Vince’s favorite artists are Joe Hamilton, Borna Sammak, and Sean Raspet.

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