This is an amazing sleeve piece adorning Suzanne Gerber’s arm. The images are from works by the ero-guru (erotic grotesque) manga artist Suehiro Maruo, compiled and arranged by Suzanne. The tattoo artist is Piotrek Taton.
via Same Hat!
“Hugging my grudge, ugly and prickly, a sad sea urchin, I trudged off on my own, in the opposite direction toward the forbidding prison. As from a star I saw, coldly and soberly, the separateness of everything. I felt the wall of my skin; I am I. That stone is a stone. My beautiful fusion with the things of this world was over.
The Tide ebbed, sucked back into itself. There I was, a reject, with the dried black seaweed whose hard beads I liked to pop, hollowed orange and grapefruit halves and a garbage of shells. All at once, old and lonely, I eyed these–razor clams, fairy boats, weedy mussels, the oyster’s pocked gray lace (there was never a pearl) and tiny white ‘ice cream cones.’ You could always tell where the best shells were–at the rim of the last wave, marked by a mascara of tar. I picked up, frigidly, a stiff pink starfish. It lay at the heart of my palm, a joke dummy of my own hand. Sometimes I nursed starfish alive in jam jars of seawater and watched them grow back lost arms. On this day, this awful birthday of otherness, my rival, somebody else, I flung the starfish against a stone. Let it perish.”
See the rest of the series below.
Tags: anatomical-themed, animals, bones, distorted bodies, exposed anatomy, flowers, illustrations, intricate line drawings, modern fairy tales, nature, religious imagery, surreal, sweet/melancholy, truncated forms
Richard Stipl’s obscene, gory, and irreverent sculptures and installations are lifelike to the extreme, and revolve around subverted religious imagery and images of corrupted dignity. He also creates mixed media works, such as Pentagram (below).
Tags: bizarre, blood, death/religion/sex, distorted bodies, flour-white face, gory, installation art, realism, red and white, religious imagery, richard stipl, sculptures, unnaturally colored flesh, weird sculptures
A new piece up in the ever-lovely Bloodmilk Jewelry’s Etsy shop (“Supernatural Jewels for Surrealist Darlings”). Titled The Messenger, this intriguing, gnarled, and beautiful necklace in bronze and rose gold plate features the delicately detailed shape of a crow’s claw, clutching an amethyst crystal. I find this Bloodmilk piece to be particularly alluring. Covet!
Winter Is Coming by Anja Millen