Archive for anthropomorphic
It was this particular character that drew me into Renee French’s work. This fellow was the subject of a daily drawing series, and each one was amazingly expressive. I love this little lump with limbs.
She does a brilliant job creating very nuanced emotions in her non-human subjects.
The source had a quote of interest regarding Alvarez:
Mesoamerica is one of the illustrator’s favorite subjects to produce works around. Recently he created a book surrounding Mesoamerican myth titled Ancient Night that follows a rabbit and opossum’s adventures with pulque, a fermented prehispanic beverage.
Um…yes please, I want to read that!
How have I never posted about Femke Hiemstra in all the years I’ve been following her work?
She’s one of the greatest in pop surrealism’s large pool of imaginative, “anthropomorphizers” (that’s absolutely not a word, but it should be). Femke has a background in illustration, so we encounter typography and other hints of illustrative technique mixed with beautifully executed fine art.
She doesn’t use social networking, which find incredible in this day and age (I’m notoriously awful at social networking. I cannot keep up with it because my head is always in other things. I can’t help but admire those willing to ignore the phenomenon completely).
You can read a good interview over at WOWxWOW.
My kindred spirit Cat referred to Spoon Theory today in a kind comment about my health. I immediately wanted to symbolically give her a special spoon, and the best way I could think to do so was with an image search for the most bizarre renditions of the final Hey Diddle Diddle lines.
Even as a child, I thought this Mother Goose nursery rhyme was truly ridiculous. I guess all nursery rhymes are. But if you need a refresher for this one:
Turns out anthropomorphized plates and flatware inspire a wide spectrum of artistic interpretation, both vintage and modern. Take a look!