Sunday, January 22, 2012

Foetus Specimens

A fun little project I worked on today start to finish. The specimens are hand sculpted in DAS Air dry clay and painted with acrylics. I have several more in the works. The general reaction I have been getting from these is "Ewwww"


Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Pal Elizabeth White

I found this photograph at a flea market. Torn from the pages of someone's album, the inscription reads "My Little Pal, Elizabeth White, Age 1 1/2 years old"

I wonder if the photographer had any clue what a little demon Elizabeth White was. This picture, quite frankly, freaks the hell out of me. The starkness of the black and white are understood for the time, but there is something unsettling about the unkempt yard, the framing of the subject between the long shadows, and the demonic gaze of Elizabeth White.

What is wrong with Elizabeth's left leg? Why does it seem so small compared to her right leg?

This photograph has not been retouched. What would explain the eye-like dark splotches on the tree trunk over little Elizabeth's shoulder?

---could that be an open grave being dug by the house in the background?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year, Dammit

This is a guy I made as a Christmas present for my Father-In-Law. I haven't been posting much lately, but as January settles in I hope to change that. Here's to a fantastic 2012!