Behold Queen Tardigrade!
She is just one of many bright, densely packed lowbrow delights from Thomas A. Gieseke.
We introverts do love that.
Amazing doll concept by Ali Gulec:
These life-like Beavis and Butt-Head statues having been making the Internet rounds as well. Wonderful job crafting a photorealistic and rather horrifying vision of these two, Kevin Kirkpatrick. See a few more shots here.
On a related note, I think this would make great club wear for introverts. It really sends the right message if one is not in the mood for human interaction: Come one step closer and I will BITE you!
And speaking of cats, take a look at what I always pretty much assumed would be my own future (everybody knows it’s not official until facebook says so…this is the real deal):
Ohhhh-kay, so I’ll admit that I only envision myself in a relationship with one or two cats. I’m about quality, not quantity.
Steve Lambert is quite an interesting artist with a variety of thought provoking projects.
We are friends of irony and contradiction here on this blog…
From the artist statement:
For me, art is a bridge that connects uncommon, idealistic, or even radical ideas with everyday life. I carefully craft various conditions where I can discuss these ideas with people and have a mutually meaningful exchange. Often this means working collaboratively with the audience, bringing them into the process or even having them physically complete the work.
I want my art to be relevant to those outside the gallery – say, at the nearest bus stop – to reach them in ways that are engaging and fun. I intend what I do to be funny, but at the core of each piece there is also a solemn critique. It’s important to be able to laugh while actively questioning the various power structures at work in our daily lives.
I may consider using this as a gift packaging technique, to convey the simple sincerity of giving a present.
Even as an adult, the whole idea of a “secret hideaway” never lost its appeal. I still daydream about escaping to tiny cabins in the middle of nowhere to be alone with books, projects or a special someone.
The Tiny House Blog has a nice little collection of island cabins.
Something about these isolated capsules of comfort is almost meditative.
Granted, they are not the most convenient locations, and in the event of a storm or intense food craving (both of which are equally severe in my opinion) you’re pretty much out of luck.
However, I’d be willing to chance it for a few days and simply show up fortified with oil lanterns and an array of sweets.
See more here.