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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

keeping busy

I'm finally working on my MFA portfolio.
After 5 years, I'm back in the studio.

This ambitious project is a culmination of all my interest and time spent admiring Dutch still life paintings, curiosities and crappy taxidermy. I'll keep posting as it progresses. The studio set up is like ridding a bike, it was bumpy and awkward at fist but I'm really excited be on the ride.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Long? Short? Fingerless?

In response to What kind of gloves?, I say: add some fur aaand fingernails.
untitled; ‘Fur Gloves with Wooden Fingernails’ by Meret Oppenheim

And while you're at it, a dash of fur on the servingware pairs nicely.
Fur Covered Cup, Saucer, and Spoon, 1936
Luncheon in Fur

If you don't know anything about Meret Oppenheim, do something about that.

This Surrealist object was inspired by a conversation between Oppenheim and artists Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar at a Paris cafe. Admiring Oppenheim’s fur-covered bracelet, Picasso remarked that one could cover anything with fur, to which she replied, “Even this cup and saucer.” Soon after, when asked by AndrĂ© Breton, Surrealism’s leader, to participate in the first Surrealist exhibition dedicated to objects, Oppenheim bought a teacup, saucer, and spoon at a department store and covered them with the fur of a Chinese gazelle.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity; via: art from behind


Saturday, October 16, 2010

recent aquisition: headless mount
Newest addition to the treasure wall.

I wonder what animal once laid it's pretty little head on this plaque. This notaxidermy piece has spawned a whole new photography series.

There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.

- Charles Mackay

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monodon monoceros

In the very near future I will be working near a Narwhal tusk.

Narwhals are sometimes called sea unicorns because of the enormous tusk that grows from the upper jaw in males. Some scientists have speculated that narwhal tusks, which can grow almost as long as three meters (about 10 feet), might be enormous sensory organs that can detect subtle changes in temperature and pressure.

A Magical Cup?
In the Middle Ages, narwhal tusks were widely thought to be unicorn horns with magical, curative properties. Indeed, cups made from narwhal tusks (above) were thought to neutralize poisons and were highly valued. Elizabeth I, Queen of England in the 1500s, is said to have owned a tusk worth 10,000 pounds, the price of a castle.

Throughout history, the narwhal tooth has inspired legend and lore. So prized was the fabled tooth of the unicorn that Queen Elizabeth in the 16th century paid 10,000 pounds for one, equivalent to the cost of an entire castle. The tooth is revered by many cultures around the world. In Japan, two crossed narwhal teeth adorn the entrance to the Korninkaku Palace. In Denmark multiple teeth comprise the frame. The royal scepter in England is made from the rare tusk.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lezli Rubin-Kunda, Gloved pinecones, 1995
Using a combination of natural and synthetic materials, all from my domestic surroundings, temporary sculptural objects and situations are created.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Toby Christian Diana With Fawn, 2005
Grade II listed sculpture, cleaning materials 33-7/16 x 44-1/8 x 29-15/16 inches (85 x 102 x 76 cm)

Sunday, October 3, 2010


"The Amazing Tiller Boys" (Gemini), 2009
: Parisian Siamese Twins original silkscreen pillow

BANJO and BELFRY, Conjoined Rabbits

Jamie Felton; the hansel twins
conjoin:me double chair

Friday, October 1, 2010


bye bye silver fox

hello nice'n easy

It's curtain for you, GRAYS.
Melissa Dixon taxidermy; silver fox 2008