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Desktop Goodies 11/15

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, art, Books, candy coated nightmares, humor, sculpture, sea, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve always been fascinated by “visible” anatomy models. I finally have a kit, waiting to be built (it’s a real labor of love, as all the organs and parts are white and must be hand painted!). But I look forward to it. Here’s a classic:
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Is he dead in the back of your van?
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A lesser known medical condition…
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Maybe it’s just me, but not once in my life have I thought I’d like to “relax” by having my breasts vibrate.
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If you want to feel like a rainbow threw up on your bed, I’ve got the sheets for you! The lollipop (and satisfied smile) really makes this image.
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Gorgeous pulp art illusion.
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Octopus gargoyle! More buildings need these.
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One of the most breathtaking sand sculptures I’ve ever seen.
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This is a real book. Can you image, even in your wildest dreams, a more romantic title? Nevermind the fact that he appears to be strangling her.
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Wow. Ads have come a long way. Now they only imply that people hate the sight of you.
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Yes, please.
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Most of us probably walk around having no idea how adorable baby llamas are. Now you know.
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Caption contest: what is this bear telling her?
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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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Karine Jollet

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.

Halloween Countdown: Krisztianna

Posted in craft, day of the dead, halloween, sculpture, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , on October 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Krisztianna has a series of Day of the Dead inspired sculptures she calls “Muertitas.” There is one representing each season (and a few others).

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They are all gorgeously blossoming with life, drawing elements from their respective times of the year. The color coordination is lovely.
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She crafts these beauties with styrofoam, paper machĂ©, wire, clay, wood, acrylic, synthetic flowers, twine, pins, glue, sealant, screws, “and lots of love.”
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Svetlana Karelina

Posted in anatomy, craft, sculpture with tags , , on September 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Svetlana Karelina made an anatomical plasticine piece that most certainly deserves a spot on this blog.

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She also appears to be working on a “7 Deadly Sins” series using animals, which is unique and wonderful so far.
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Isaac Cordal: Cement Eclipses

Posted in craft, sculpture, street art with tags , , on September 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Cement Eclipses is a series of installations in Chiapas, Mexico, featuring tiny skeletons in reflective poses.

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Often sharply dressed in the attire of the living, these little characters are contemplative, curious, melancholy…

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They hide in tiny crevices, carrying their thoughts and wishes in the often ignored parts of everyday scenery.
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Pat Lillich

Posted in craft, dolls, sculpture with tags , , on September 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I was captivated by this paper clay sculpture by Pat Lillich. She is called The Courtesan; a haunting memento mori of skin deep beauty.

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This one, a smooth, nearly alien angel, conjures feelings of redemption and transformation.
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And some characters are just plain fun.
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Pat Lillich

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