Be careful if you like cute things (that lean a little left of center). Oso Polar’s creations are addictive, and you may find yourself clicking through all 80 pages of her handmade creature sculptures on deviantART. Not that I can tell you from experience or anything (*shift eyes*).
Archive for creatures
Stephanie Law paints gorgeous, lush nature scapes.
From the artist bio:
Stephanie Law’s work is an exploration of mythology mixed with her personal symbolism. Her art journeys through surreal otherworlds, populated by dreamlike figures, masked creatures, and winged shadows.
The fantastical permeates through the visions, and you get a sense that this is a world that underlies our own, when viewed with a desire for beauty and a shifted perception.
Archetypes, the basis for the universal appeal of mythological concepts, are one of the defining inspirations for her imagery. This is mingled with the movement of dance.
Stephanie has been a dancer for almost two decades, and she uses that experience of how the human body moves and emotes to create a bridge into her artwork so that not only do the humans dance across the page, but the very branches of her trees seem to move with a sinuous grace, and the arrangement of inanimate elements has a choreographed rhythm and flow.
Anya Boz has a series of faux taxidermy creations she calls Room Guardians,” and my very favorite one is the Persian cat. This is the kind of room guardian I would want…one that seems to snarkily quip “REALLY? You actually think you’re coming in here without permission?”
What is this cat saying to you?
If you couldn’t tell, I’m not really a Hallmark card and Whitman’s chocolate sampler kind of girl on Valentine’s Day. A specimen sampler on the other hand…now that’s romantic!
This is a set of 5 genuine hearts, injected with red and blue resin. It includes 1. Fish, 2. Frog, 3. Snake, 4. Pigeon, 5. Rabbit and comes with a numbered key chart. Measures 6 1/2″ x 3″.
I maintain my extreme discomfort with specimens for which the creature was killed merely for the sake of display, and I haven’t asked the company how these hearts are sourced. But they are rather incredible to look at.
I haven’t seen too many new items that catch my fancy to post (hence the lack of “Valentine countdowns”). If you find anything amazing, please share!
PS. For a limited time, I’ll be including the link to the page about my medical situation at the bottom of each post. We’re getting there!