Karine Jollet: Anatomical Fabric Sculptures

Posted in anatomy, craft, sculpture with tags , , on November 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Karine Jollet creates amazing fabric sculptures, many of which are anatomical.

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In her own words:
Fabrics are materials that came naturally to me as an analogy to our own biological tissues: bones, fibers, crystals… I start with old bed sheets and shirts, embroidered handkerchiefs and second-hand fabrics that I cut up, put the fragments together, pad them and then sew them by hand. In this way I reconstruct different body parts (arms, legs, heads) and several organs and bone structures.

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Observing anatomy fills me with wonder and respect. In my eyes, there is nothing morbid in anatomy; I can only see beauty and the wonderful complexity of forms and of vital functions.

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My sculptures are white to remind us of an invisible universe, far away from our own world, a dimension of unity and purity. White allows me also to connect all sculptures among themselves, to create a line of connection beyond the singularity of each work and recreate the complexity of the universe they remind of.

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I love the idea of using household fabrics to construct models of human anatomy. She does a beautiful job, managing to balance the visible seams of the fabric with the precise design of bones and organs.
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Anton Vill

Posted in art with tags on November 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

There’s a lot to look at in the drawings of Anton Vill. Be warned, many are NSFW due to their strange Bacchanalian collages of flesh.

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Do no expect anatomically correct. Expect elaborately chaotic melanges of faces and organs, in piles, in pieces…in anything but natural (and at times stirring) physical form.
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Elaborate Door Embellishments

Posted in architecture, sculpture with tags , on November 4, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

A post on Dark Roasted Blend inspired me to go down a mad rabbit hole of door embellishments (I know…around the Internet I can’t be trusted not to research some of the most useless but fascinating collections on earth).

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These images are from the source post, because they did the beautifully convenient job of combining more than one per image, but a vast wonderland of heavy, metal sonorous sculptures awaits if you poke around online.
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This woman hanging on as her body gets blown away, washed away or otherwise horizontally whooshed is one of my favorites.
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Check out that one on the left! Undoubtedly it is one of the most complexly designed mechanisms for the simple purpose of knocking on a door.
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Because the Internet has thought of everything (and thought of everything a lot), a quick search on Pinterest reveals hundreds of boards dedicated to door adornments. I had to yank myself away from the screen to stop looking! And while I never thought I’d ask anyone “Sooooo, what’s your favorite door knocker?” please feel free to share if you do have a preference in this arbitrary category.

Lina Jirlen

Posted in art with tags on November 3, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Lina Jirlen has a collection of delicate, mysterious women.

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Their smoky eyelids contrast with crystal irises…
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They glance into the distance, wistfully; glamorous, strange keepers of secrets.
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Hearts may be in or out of their bodies…one never knows.
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Tim Lee

Posted in art, sea, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on November 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m under the weather today, but I wanted to do a quick on the “folk pop” art of Tim Lee.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! (Link Treat Bag Part 2)

Posted in art, clothing, craft, decoration, exhibits, halloween, monsters, music video, video with tags , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Jon Neill deserves his own post for his fabulous carvings (but alas he will have to share it with some links). Incredible designs:

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And now a few other links…

The Blood Curdling Blog of Monsters (a plethora of posts about masks)
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Pinch Me Boutique
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My Favorite Spooky Socks This Year (wish-listed!)
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Le Chat Noir (Exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery showcasing artwork featuring black cats).
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This video is utterly bonkers. They…turned Halloween up to 11.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone!

Halloween Countdown: Link Treat Bag, Part 1

Posted in comics, craft, decoration, halloween, home, horror, monsters, retro, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I always gather months worth of Halloween items to post, and am unable to fit them all in by the time the big day rolls around. So here are a bunch of assorted goodies!

INCREDIBLE “Crash Landing” Lawn Decorations
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Gorgeous Miniature Halloween Village
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Giant LEGO Vampire
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The Muppets Holiday Haunt Book
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Handmade Macabre Shadow Boxes (Thanks for the submission, Janice!)
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Haunted Halloween Appetizer Plates
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Giant Skull Chair (Thanks, Colleen!)
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And a perfect zombie pumpkin by Ray Villafane.
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