*cries in the shower while the theme from twin peaks plays*
Bernice Bing (1936 - 1998)
A San Francisco native, Chinese American, artist, lesbian, community activist—Bernice Bing, was a bridge between many worlds. She came of age during the Beat era and entered the San Francisco arts landscape in the 1960s with her paintings, which synthesize abstract modernist painting with Chinese calligraphy.
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Rising over Mono Lake;
India, who are you?
You were supposed to love me, weren’t you?
Ellsworth Kelly - Philodendron II, from Series of Plant and Flower Lithographs (1983-5)
Twin Peaks (1990-1991)
Through the darkness of future past,
the magician longs to see.
One chants out between two worlds…
fire, walk with me.
- Culture: Indian
- Medium: steel, white jade, gold and rubies
- Measurements: 37.6 x 6.4 x 2.3 cm
- Acquirer: King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910), when Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (married) (1863-1901)
- Provenance: Presented to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales by Maharajah Jung Bahadur Rana, ruler of Nepal during his visit to India in 1875-6
This khanjar features a two edged re-curved blade with two deep grooves each side terminating in open-work scrolls. The blade is thickened at point while the hilt is made of green jade with a scrolled pommel set with rubies in a floral design.