Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

by suzanne_tumblr on December 4th, 2009

Tutu - Scott Radke’s newest!

by suzanne_tumblr on September 28th, 2009

© Scott Radke

Scott Radke Creates His Chef-d'Oeuvre

by Suzanne on December 20th, 2008

© Scott Radke, 2008 - click for details/larger view

For the past 4 months, the insanely twisted Scott Radke (previously featured here) has been working on his pièce de résistance. A composition of such immense beauty that I'll make sure it will go down in The Annals of Greatest Sculptural Art Ever Created by Human Paws (because I'm the future author of this book, in case you wondered).

I'm speechless beyond belief (and trust me that this happens very, very rarely... I tend to talk too much about things I know too little about) and in deep awe - so please forgive me if I keep this post short and let the enchanting images speak...

Al images © Scott Radke, 2008 - click for details/larger view

My eyeballs would like to thank you kindly for this early visual Christmas feast, monsieur Radke, and congratulate you to your masterpiece of doom.

"Enjoy It While It Lasts" at DvA, Chicago

by Suzanne on August 10th, 2008

Swan Sculpture #35 by Scott Radke, mixed media, 2008

The insanely twisted Chris Ryniak (picture below), the wonderously enchanting Scott Radke (picture above), and some of their friends of the venerable Art Dorks Collective are currently showing an eclectic selection of works to the Chicago public.

Details below.

Worm Chaser Of The North by Chris Ryniak, epoxy, resin & fiber, 2008

On show: August 9 - TBC, 2008

Featuring: Chris Ryniak, Scott Radke, Brendan Danielsson, Travis Louie, Melissa Forman, et al.

Address: DvA Gallery, 2568 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, USA | Directions

Gallery hours: Tue - Fri: 12 - 7 PM | Sat: 12 - 6 PM | Sun: 12 - 5 PM

Preview show | Flyer

If you think that your living room looks somewhat incomplete without the Worm Chaser of the North piece (and let's face it - every living room is incomplete without a touch of Ryniakness) you can buy the beauty over at the DvA web shoppe. Weeee!


by Suzanne on January 23rd, 2006

It's always a great pleasure for us here at Thee Temple to hear from our artist friends when they release new work and increase their œuvre. And it looks like the turn of the year 2005 to 2006 was a particularly prolific time for some of our all-time favourite WurzelArtists™.

But please see and marvel for yourself:

Ray Caesar

© Ray Caesar¹ - click to enlarge

Most of you have probably seen the announcement in the left sidebar a few weeks ago: Ray is currently showing new works at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in N.Y.C.².

On the occasion of the exhibition, he also updated his portfolio with pieces from the ever-so enchanting "Sweet Victory" series.

Thank you, Ray, I know that I'm not only speaking for myself when I say that I almost died waiting for your new works.

Mark Holthusen

© Mark Holthusen³

Mark writes:

"I saw you profiled my work, I have a huge new project up: Ça Ira - the illustrations of Roger Waters new opera."

Wow! Thanks for letting me know, Mark. As always, I'm in awe of the psychological depth of your work.

Scott Radke

© Scott Radke⁴ - click to enlarge

This must be Scott's 138707527 mention on this website and each one of them was well-deserved.

He's back once again with a new series of cute 'n' scary bird sculptures.

Fiona Dalwood

© Fiona Dalwood (a.k.a. Egenerica)⁵ - click to enlarge

Fiona writes:

"Well Miss Suzanne, I thought I’d drop by and thank you for the traffic… as well as point out that my little beasts now have their very own home at PostLoved."

Hurrah! I'm so happy to hear that your dolls finally have a roof over their shattered little heads. Congrats, Fiona!

Jessica Joslin

© Jessica Joslin⁶ - click to enlarge

It's time to admit it: I'm a Joslinoholic. I can never get enough of Jessica's insidious sculptures and Jared's dreamy paintings. I discovered the other day that there are at least three new creations in Jessica's little Wunderkammer. I'm beginning to think that she's in fact a cloned femme d'artiste from 1920s Paris who never sleeps and bathes in absinthe. No-one could possibly get so much work done and still be so immensely inspired.

Finally, two newly discovered artists also got Thee Official Stamp ov Wurzelpproval®:

Vania Zouravliov

© Vania Zouravliov - click to enlarge

Vania writes:

"Hello. I am a young Russian artist based in London. I work for Erotic Print Society, Fantagraphics and several Japanese magazines. I love your website and would like to show you my work."

Ooooooh! Thank you so much for showing me your work, Vania. I'm deeply impressed by your stunning work and deeply honoured by your email.

Kris Knight

© Kris Knight - click to enlarge

Kris writes:

"I love your site Suzanne. You have great taste in the dark, the sweet and the historical."

Awww... how flattering, Kris. I love your site and work too. I first stumbled upon your paintings about a year ago on Garden of Sweden and I mentioned your website a couple of times before - so I really thought it was about time to take this opportunity and introduce your work properly.


Today is my website's 3rd birthday (Wooo!), but much more importantly, it's the 20th anniversary of Joseph Beuys' death.

I miss you, Joseph...


¹ Previously featured.. uhmm.. everywhere.

² Finissage: February 4, 2006.

³ Previously featured here.

⁴ Previously featured here and here.

⁵ Previously featured here.

⁶ Previously featured here.

And where does the newborn go from here?

by Suzanne on October 1st, 2005

© Scott Radke - click to enlarge

The incredibly talented Scott Radke informed us that he finally finished these heartbreakingly charming dolls he has been working on.

They will be on show at the BLK/MRKT Gallery's Eyecandy show beginning of next year.


© Jerome Abramovitch - click to enlarge

The Mannequin Series - Hybrid (yeah, I'm getting sick of that term too!) mannequin art by Jerome Abramovitch

The Dead Puppet Show - "This is all that remains, the corpses and fallen bits... "

Red Nose Studio - Chris Sickels' puppet creations and movie productions

Dress-Up Doll - Delicious spookiness by Bel

Paper Doll Fun - Presented by Dame Darcy! (thanks for the 2 links above, Yoni!)

→ Please also read our previous post Things That Are Scarier Than Clowns to find more cuddly (and not so cuddly) dolls...


© Mark Holthusen - click to enlarge

Brendan Danielsson | Dave Pauls | Jinyoung Shin | Keith Andrew Shore | Kristian Olson | Mark Holthusen


Around the World in 80 Days (by Jules Verne / English) | Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 5 (by Lord Byron / English) | Phänomenologie des Geistes (by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel / German) | The Canterville Ghost (by Oscar Wilde / English)


Brendan Monroe interview (by Pixelsurgeon) | Jim Woodring MP3 interview (by Ian Greeb - direct MP3 link!) | Marilyn Monroe Talks About Enjoying An Enema (... and various other things...) | Treasure Hunting with Anne Faith Nicholls (by FecalFace)


RolitoLand - delicious vectorial poison... (thanks, Juju!)


Don't expect too many posts here this month. You wouldn't believe how much stuff I have to move out of this flat by the end of October. o_O

I now curse the countless weekends of early-morning flea market treasure hunting.

Any helping Helvetistani hands / cars / horse carriages / tanks are welcome to help me move my things from Basel to Lucerne. Please send me an email if you want to help with the move. Thank you very much indeed.

In happier news, I not only have the best brother - he bought me Dan Clowes' Ice Haven the other day - I also have the best boyfriend on earth. He bought me an Eevil Voodoo Kitty hat in Germany. Weeeeeeee!

© Suzanne - click to enlarge

Thank God for pom-poms, dishwasher-safe armadillos, spare toilet paper rolls and for Dr. Cherpes who does research on herpes.

The world would be a terribly uninspiring place without you.