Mythic Articulations creates made to order 3D printed skeleton models of mythological cryptids. Even the packaging is brilliant.
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My favorite time of year is rapidly approaching! Halloween items are starting to pop up, and I want to share my two favorites from Grandin Road this year.
The caged skeleton crow is a fantastic, unique decoration, don’t you think?
Next, “Disfigured Duck.” I’m entertained by this random choice of undead water fowl, AND its odd, almost inappropriate title.
I encourage you all to share your favorite Halloween links with me (I’ll credit you, naturally)!
Marcus DeSieno has created a series of what I like to call Parasite Portraits. It is tempting to anthropomorphize these hungry little creatures, isn’t it?
About the artist: Marcus DeSieno is a native of Albany, New York and is currently pursuing his MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida, expected to graduate in 2015. His work is concerned with the history of science and exploration in relation to the history of photography, often employing the use of antiquated photographic process combined with contemporary technologies to engage in a critical dialog about the evolution of photographic technology and the ontological nature of the photographic medium itself.
Katerina Plotnikova has an awe inspiring collection of nature photographs that show a profound connection between man and the animal kingdom.
I believe this work is done under the supervision of qualified animal trainers, but is entirely real and involves very minimal retouching in post production. While I do love some amazing modern surrealist photographers, there is something raw and stirring about the relative lack of digital manipulation.
Animals can be such a beautiful healing force (during my long hospital stays this past year, I was happy to see animal therapy becoming mainstream). I look forward to returning home to NY when more medically stable, so I can be around cats again…and my loved ones can laugh at the absurd languages and songs I inevitably invent the moment I’m put near fuzzy things.
My lovely friend Lynn introduced me to the work of Justin Gershenson-Gates; amazing insects, arachnids and pendants made of recycled watch parts.
He states: The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical. As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.
My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray.
I think he succeeds at that aim, don’t you?
This pendant is absolute genius. Look at the delicate detail on the hand! It’s perfectly constructed.
If you view just one pygmy seahorse image-heavy post today (and you were planning to, right?), I recommend this one.
These incredible creatures live in the western central Pacific Ocean (known as the Coral Triangle region of southeast Asia) and rarely grow larger than 2 centimeters. They look like adorable toddler bath toys and blend perfectly in their Dayglow surroundings. Aren’t they fantastic?