Here we have an eye catching rug by Nathalie Lete for the discriminating carnivore (the roses are a nice touch, no?):
All types of art can be found on her site.
It’s just occurring to me now, while looking at Winnie Truong’s work…I really should have had a “skulls and skeletons” tag on this blog (I originally lumped any bony treats under “anatomy”). I wonder if I should start one now, six years late. Yes. I will.
Winnie weaves these skeletal impressions into a palette of wispy pastel strokes (where’s the curling iron that would make my hair do this?). Most of her works involve these elegant masses of braids, knots and flowing tresses that take on a life of their own.
Naomi Kizhner has designed a parasitic series of jewelry. These creatures of metal and glass (in theory) feed off the energy of those who wear them via pincers that reach through the body into the spine where they draw upon electrical nerve conductivity.
The line will not be going into actual production (I’d say this is fairly obvious, but one never knows in this society. Most of us already encounter plenty of welcome parasitism from mass produced objects).
I was instantly drawn into Līga Kļaviņa’s work by this piece entitled Cold Hands.
I felt my heart well up when I saw these paintings, in which Ruth Oosterman builds upon the art of her tiny toddler.
Parents out there, I encourage you to try your own variation of this collaborative effort. You don’t have to be a professional artist to create something truly memorable with a child. How beautiful that both people, in their own widely distant stages of life, contribute a life force to a single image.
It’s a little early, I know. But I want to make a quick request: if you fellow admirers of the strange and unusual come across memorable Halloween art, decorations, products, costumes, clothing, food…or anything else that deserves a spot on SWS over the next month and a half, please comment or send links via the contact form on the right. I happily credit those who share articles with links to their personal pages/projects.
I already have some goodies I’m excited to share and can’t wait to see what we come up with as a community!