Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

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.

Viszontlátásra!

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


ENCHANTED DOLLS


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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)

HAUNTED DOLLS


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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.

ANATOMICAL DOLLS


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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.

ROBOTIC DOLLS


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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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