Art Crush: Betsy Vanlangen

Photographer Betsy Vanlangen knows DARK, from the expressions of disconnect, to the gloss against black, to the feeling you get when you view her experimental images. Her self-portraiture and attention to human form merged with surreal mixed-media elements ooze conceptual to the nth degree, and we just can’t get enough. Because regardless of the dark quality of her work, the images are strangely beautiful. Do you like the textures? There is def something sensual about the first image, right? Like caviar?

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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