Archive for August, 2007
by Suzanne on August 26th, 2007
(via Dark Victoria)
Please excuse my long web absence. It was/is mainly caused by two incidents:
ii) An adorable humanoid male entity I fell in love with, who forms the other half of my Aristophanian globular sphere, who changed my sleeping habits to those of Elias Alder and who's responsible for the medical phenomenon that my body started growing again. 2cms in 2 weeks. o_O
Oh, and he makes things. With his clever hands. Out of brass, wood, glass, leather, silicone, glue and.. well, steam. Ingenious inventions that inventors of bygone days forgot to invent because they were too busy inventing other inventions. Ermm.. anyway.. I think you should see for yourself:
OTHER CREATURES & THINGS I RECENTLY FELL IN LOVE WITH... (in alphabetical order)
• Ada Lovelace - Thank you for gracing my desktop, you sexy geek!
• Alexander Pichushkin - Hmm.. doesn't every woman have a soft spot for mass-murdering chess players in plaid shirts?!
• Chic blood clot - Subject line of a spam email I received today. Great name for a fashion brand for haemophiliacs (that I'll launch sometime in the future).
• Giant Cosmic Nihil - Echoooo-oooo-ooooh!
• Giant Rubber Duckie - *sings Alan Moore's "March of the Sinister Ducks".
• Isabelle Huppert - Probably the only living actress who dies convincingly and constantly seems to be aware of her own mortality. I adore her for this emotional intensity, for moments like her slow and painful death from arsenic poisoning in Madame Bovary.
• Katie - My neighbour's crazy white fox terrier that looks precisely like Milou. My newest furry friend. Huzzah!
• Meredith Yayanos - Mer's sheer existence on this planet makes me unspeakably happy.
• Northern Hairynosed Wombat - My alter ego. It knows things.
• Radioactive Boy Scout - Awww! Cute!
by Suzanne on August 6th, 2007
Hopeless Romantic by Colette Calascione, oil on wood, 10" x 15", 1996
'Story has it, a boy came face-to-face with that animal.... right here. Right where we’re standing now.
Over the years it carried on like this - thieving different parts of people like it wanted to be a person.
Until it looked just like you or me, on the outside. But the only human part it never got was the ---'
Without further ado, here it finally is: The often-promised and long-awaited Taxidermy, Cryptozoology & Animal Curiosa Überpost - dedicated to a very precious and talented friend of mine: The lovely Jessica Joslin. Thank you for creating an outstanding oeuvre that keeps inspiring us!
NOTE TO READERS:
If you're a taxidermist, cryptozoologist or curiosa photographer/multimedia artist, please feel free to leave a comment so that I can complete this comprehensive taxidermy link collection
(and seize world dominance). Thank you.
P.S: Don't miss this nifty slideshow with all the artworks featured below. Enjoy!
Phew. My work here is done. I guess I
can could retire from blogging now...
This article has been listed on:
Tia Resleure's A Case of Curiosities
Angela Singer (via Jeanie)
The Guardian: Back from the dead
Martin Schwarz's Bürstentierchen
Wurzeltod's Cabinets de Curiosités
David McKinley's Heads & Tails Taxidermy
Jeanie M.'s Mouse Angel
Takeshi Yamada's Museum of World Wonders