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Turkish visual artist Burcu Buyukunal has unveiled an unusual line of jewelry that defies the typical look and definitions of body ornaments. Buyukunai’s “face-distorting” jewelry fits along the contours of a wearer’s face, thereby inspiring either an image reminiscent of ancient Middle Eastern cosmetics or a new fashion trend altogether. Of her work, the designer explains:

Terrifying beauty focuses on the trends of cosmetic surgery to question conventions of beauty and challenge the function of jewelery as adornment.

Mindy Nettifee, Brian S. Ellis, Jon Sands and I have a poetry group called The Whirlwind Company. We’re touring this month in Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Boston and NYC. You can also check out the Whirlwind Company’s upcoming tour dates here.

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This is Matthew Bogart’s beautiful new poster art for our Whirlwind Company 2012 Tour. You can check him out at his site matthewbogart.net and his tumblr The Days Are Long And Short He is so very cool.