Tuesday, December 28, 2010
If you've ever seen Jessica Harrison's work, I'm sure you did a double take. All of her work visually interrupts a familiar object with her grotesque obsession with the human body, especially the viscera. She creates and manipulates a human flesh like material to make mini-furniture, sculpts mini mouths into flowers, or applies fly legs as fake lashes.
In her latest works she uses traditional, once adored, antique figurines and re-forms them to expose their insides-- leaving a clear message of transgression and shows a glimpse of the artist's psyche.
Further reading on Fly-lashes: NY Daily News
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*All images taken from artists website
**Title quoted from artists website
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Even if you hate Christmas music I'm sure you'll love this surf rock recreation of "Sleigh Ride"-- re-done by the instrumental kings, The Ventures.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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Monday, November 29, 2010
Asylum Party- A French new wave band that formed in 1985 and played "a very dreamy, refined kind of post -punk." (I'm not sure what's not to love.)
Norma Loy- Another coldwave band from France that has a more apparent goth/ghostly feel to me. They apparently still have a myspace page, I think it's worth a visit. www.myspace.com/normaloy
And lastly, something much more modern that I can't help but be in love with...
Warpaint- An experimental rock band that was described to me as "pretty girls on clouds doing weird shit" and I have to say I agree. It's just lovely. They have a Full length that came out this year called The Fool that came out on Rough Trade, as well as an EP from 2008 called Exquisite Corpse. Neither has left my musical rotation in quite a while. I hope to catch them at Making Time this Friday.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Bloodmilk coupon code: beetlejuice7
a.mictlan coupon code: doom5
Black Spot Books coupon code: littlesilas
feathers/rabid fox will be doing 20% on their site
and darla jackson will be doing 25% off
* Everything on Amictlan.etsy.com will be updated approximately every hour. If you would like something custom or something that is usually on the site please convo me via etsy or email me at email@example.com so that I can set up a reserved listing, which is garunteed. Anything on sale MUST be purchase during the sale if reserved.
**All images and content on this post besides the above come directly from jlschnabel.com
Monday, November 22, 2010
I will be having a 24 hour, 15% off black friday sale on my etsy shop this friday starting at midnight after thanksgiving and lasting until midnight of friday night. I will be giving out a secret code just before the sale starts on this blog and my facebook fan page to receive an additional 5% off your entire order!
Bloodmilk will be doing a very similar offer, so check out her blog and her twitter to receive her secret code!
Buying a gift from Jewelery by Adelina Mictlan but do not know the size? Convo me via etsy for a special gift card with the image of the ring and an e-mail address to contact me with the size later.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Lately I can't stop listening to garage and surf rock, especially the late 90's SoCal bandThe Ghastly Ones.
They have a very unique "ghoulish" sound mixed with classic surf riffs. Click here to download their album "Unearthed".
Just imagine if the Misfits, The Ventures and Screaming Lord Sutch had a freaky 3-way-- The Ghastly One's would be their bastard child. I've heard their live shows are just as thrilling as their sound. Unfortunately, the have been on a hiatus so you may never be able to catch their "Hot Rod Horror" show live.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I love when rich, vibrant contrasting colors meet with dark black lines to form a bold and unopologetic image. One of my favorite artists whose work I envy and want to emulate is designer Richard Minino a.k.a. HorseBites. The way the colors vibrate against each other makes every image captivating, which I realize is a very strong, but very acceptable word to describe an underground artist. Of course, the devious imagery also adds to the charm of each of his many works.
Recently my good friend Tim O'Hanlon got to meet up with HorseBites. Tim makes awesome stenciled shirts and suitcases that are sooo cheap and very clever. He made a sweet tee for Minino of Rollie Fingers that can be found on the HorseBite's blog as well as a photo of Tim's sweet HorseBite's tattoo (under Thursday November 4th, 2010.)
I feel like everyone needs to own something of Tim's, and you can very easily go to his lowlevel etsy shop to do so or head out to Jinxed in Philadelphia this month to see and buy his work on display until December.
Top left and middle right-HorseBites
Bottom Left- Tim O'Hanlon
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
As a child, I was always interested in the darker things of life. I can remember having seances with my friend and her sister, constantly hearing creepy stories about the house my aunt lived in, and convincing myself I had seen “something” that may or may not have been there. I suppose most of this stemmed from a book my now late uncle gave me, The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tale's. As a youth,having these very dark fairy tales read to me, really stirred something in my imagination. I found EdgarAllan Poe early on as well. There has been a serious love affair between the two of us ever since. From his engaging writing, to his very controversial life choices, he has just interested me more than most others.
For six years, Poe, his wife Virgina, and mother-in-law, lived on North 7th St. He is said to have written several works while here including, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of Red Death, and Murders In The Morgue. It is also said that he started The Raven during that period.
You can actually take a tour of the house he called home. It sits at 532 North 7th Street and can be visited Wednesday-Sunday from 9a-5p. The tour offers your information about his life and a look at several of his works on loan. I feel like this is something I am going to have to drag my dear friend Adelina to soon in the near future.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
There is something that draws me to Northern European artists. It could be the vibrant, yet dark colors, the appearance of simple design in a complex drawing, the strange and intriguing subject matter, etc. I'm becoming more and more influenced by artists like: Angelique Houtkamp(Bottom), Lina Stigsson(Bottom Left), and Uncle Allan(Bottom Right).