Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Bride

The Bride, 2004

In case you were wondering, the amazing taxidermy sculpture in my profile picture was made by Winnipeg artist Gord Wilding. Production designer by day, painter and taxidermy enthusiast by night. His website is provided in the Links menu.

Mr. Coyote. Detail from "Success!", 2004

Swan and Root, 2005

Elephant on a Ball, 2003

Current Obsession:

Cabinet of Curiosities

My sister got a ridiculous deal on this book a year or so ago. It's full of the most amazing illustrations. The colour, realism, and detail not only inspires my own art but also the future decor of my future apartment. I love antique cabinets, and I also love junk. By decorating my apartment to make it seem as though it's supposed to look like a treasure cabinet of old, then I imagine I might get away with being such a hoarder. Observe.

Exhibit A: Images from Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

In case you were wondering...

pine yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully (often fol. by for): to pine for one's home and family.

1.a person who has authority, control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler.
2.a person who exercises authority from property rights; an owner of land, houses, etc.
3.a person who is a leader or has great influence in a chosen profession: the great lords of banking.
4.a feudal superior; the proprietor of a manor.
5.a titled nobleman or peer; a person whose ordinary appellation contains by courtesy the title Lord or some higher title.
12.lord it, to assume airs of importance and authority; behave arrogantly or dictatorially; domineer: to lord it over the menial workers.

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