Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

by suzanne_tumblr on October 25th, 2010

Shary Boyle talking at the Canadian Art Foundation International Lecture Series in 2008.

04:10 is sheer beauty. 

I’m afraid I absolutely cannot remember who on FB I stole this from. (._.)

Fumetto Comics Festival Lucerne with Shary Boyle et al.

by Suzanne on March 26th, 2009

© Shary Boyle, 2006, polymer/night-glo clay, gouache - click for details/larger view

I'm pretty bummed right now that I didn't plan my bi-annual trip back to Helvetia a little earlier in time for Fumetto Comics Festival in Lucerne.

How could my favourite comics festival on earth possibly have slipped my mind?! I used to attend every single year... heck.. I was even the official FumettoBlogger® back in 07. o_O

They have a Shary Boyle show this year! SHARY BOYLE (previously featured here, here and here)! My favourite porcelain artist extraordinaire ever!

Oh, well, let this be a reminder to you Helvetian folks that you'd better go and have a look at all Fumetto 09 has to offer in my stead.

The festival opens this Saturday, March 28 and runs until April 5. Details below.

© Shary Boyle, 2004, porcelain, china paint - click for details/larger view

On show: Saturday, March 28 - April 5, 2009, 10 AM - 8 PM

Address: Fumetto, Festivalzentrum Kornschütte, Luzern, Switzerland

Exhibition schedule | General information

Tickets | Map

Let Them Eat Cake

by Suzanne on January 11th, 2007

© Shary Boyle - click to enlarge

Ooooh! It's gonna be a terribly enchanting weekend for you, dear citizens of Waterloo, Canada:

Wurzeltod®'s favourite porcelain doll artist Shary Boyle (previously featured here) will have a solo exhibit entitled Aspects & Excess featuring a selection from seven years of miniature sculpture at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. Yay!

The exhibition opens Sunday, January 14th, from 2 - 5 PM and runs until April 1st, 2007.

Shary Boyle will give an artist's talk from 1 - 2 PM which I wouldn't miss under any circumstances if I were you (weddings, childbirths, diarrhoea, earthquakes, plagues of locusts and the Apocalypse per se included).

Oh, and please don't smash any of her delicate pieces. You're not in Cambridge.

And for all those of us who can't attend her show: Shary recently updated her sculpture portfolio with some stunning works from 2k6, including the beautiful Snowball doll. Scorchio!

In other news, I'm deeply saddened to hear that Robert Anton Wilson died this morning. May you forever rest in peace.

And on a happier note, I'd like to wish you all the best for your next 101 years on this planet, Dr. Albert Hofmann. Happy 101st birthday to you! I haven't seen you cycling around Basel lately, but I'm somewhat sure you're having a ball right now...

Notes From the Haunted Doll's House N° IV: The Thorny Way to Heaven

by Suzanne on July 27th, 2006

© Koitsukihime - via our beloved Trevor Brown - click to enlarge

Beloved reader,

You might have already noticed that I'm back from my voyage to Cambridge and London.

During my time in England, I

i) got invited to chase the ghost of the most haunted house in London (50 Berkeley Square - pictures will follow),

ii) got locked up in Kensal Green Cemetery for 20 minutes,

iii) made it into Ronnie Scott's,

iv) spotted a punk hamster in Camden Town, and...

v) walked into Sotheby's at New Bond Street with muddy Doc Martens, a bleeding knee and a torn "L'art est inutile" shirt.

After long introspection, I came to the conclusion that England is as mental as ever.

So yes, I suppose I had a great time - even though my embalmed armadillo had to stay at home due to the strict British quarantine rules for zombie pets. *sobs*

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to some quieter time in Eastern Europe now. Tomorrow, I'll be off to Budapest and Vienna with my brother and Gabor (here I come again, SzoborPark!).

But for now, dear reader, please steal your little sister's doll's house, turn all the lights off, lean back and enjoy Issue 4 of Notes From the Haunted Doll's House.


In other 46.19% irrelevant news, this massive bird of prey darling little birdie landed on my balcony today and stared at me for half a minute. Cute! o_O


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Marina Bychkova - Exquisitely detailed and finely crafted cast in porcelain.

(via Drawn! - PixelSurgeon interview)

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Shary Boyle - Make sure to check out the drawing, painting, projection and illustration portfolios of this multi-talented artist too.

(via FecalFace)


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Natant - Featured at Vanilla Gallery.

(via Hugo)

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Koitsukihime - Château de Lune... nomen est omen.

( via Trevor Brown, c.f. image above)

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Gianni Candido - Fashion/beauty/glamour photographer experimenting rather skillfully with doll imagery.


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Kai Akemi - Confusing website navigation, but never-ending eye candy.

(via Doppelgänger)

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Zoe Leonard - Ingenious, life-like b/w photographs of anatomical models.

(via Mark Wallace)

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Anatomical model of a pregnant woman - An enchanting gem from the Kunstkammer Georg Laue in Munich, ca. 1680.


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Shinichi Yamashita - Another fascinating treasure dug out by the ever-inspiring Mark Wallace.

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Hiroshi Araki - From Araki's 1993 AstroBoy series.

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