Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Archive for January, 2010

by suzanne_tumblr on January 20th, 2010

manymany:

Catherine Kennedy

Yay! Laser unicorn!

by suzanne_tumblr on January 20th, 2010

Laetitia Chretien et Sebastien Zanini for Clark Magazine, 2010

by suzanne_tumblr on January 19th, 2010

I believe that the blatant dullness of this shade of ash blonde makes this hair sculpture even more astounding. Thanks, Mandy Greer, for being such a hard-working and inspiring hair magician!

by suzanne_tumblr on January 19th, 2010

missspite:

undeadaffairs:

hazelweatherfield:

John Galliano Fall 2007

Perfect Outfits of the Day CCVII

by suzanne_tumblr on January 19th, 2010

neverneverland:

ling jian, untitled

Perfect Face of the Day XL

by suzanne_tumblr on January 19th, 2010

From my friend Jessica McCourt’s sketchbook, 2010

by suzanne_tumblr on January 19th, 2010

in-circles:

via www.jcosmas.com (cropped)

by suzanne_tumblr on January 19th, 2010

Evidence of Things Unseen by Titus Kaphar, 2010

by suzanne_tumblr on January 19th, 2010

eyetwitch:

waza-loo:

cherielavendre:

honeyed:

Ivory carvings: “The tooth worm as Hell’s demon”, southern France, 18th Century; This artistically designed carving is contained in a molar, 10.5 cm in height, which can be separated into two halves of equal size. It opens out into two scenes depicting the infernal torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm”. The legend of the “tooth worm” as the cause of toothache originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C. A legend, in much the same sense as that of the Creation, concerning the origin of the tooth worm is to be found in the inscriptions on ancient tablets from 1800 B.C., and from the New Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods of 650 and 550 B.C. in the following form:
“When Anu created the Sky,
the Sky created the Rivers,
The Rivers created the Valleys,
the Valleys created the Swamps,
the Swamps created the Worm,
the Worm went to Samas and wept.
His tears flow before Ea.
“What will you give me to eat, what will you give me to such?”
“I’ll give you a ripe fig, apricots and apple juice.” “What use are a ripe fig,
an apricot and apple juice to me?
Lift me up! Let me dwell ‘twixt teeth and gum!
I’ll suck the blood from the teeth
and gnaw the roots in their gums.”
“Because you have said this, 0 Worm, may
Ea sinke you with his mighty hand!”
Fauchard and Pfaff (1712 - 1766) were the first to question this myth. Both completely rejected the tooth worm. Pfaff, however, writes cautiously that he has never come across the tooth worm “despite all my efforts”, but that he would not like “to dispute the observations of learned doctors.”

by suzanne_tumblr on January 19th, 2010

Self-Portrait by Corinne May Botz