Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wonder Cabinet - Amy Walsh

Specimen 10. Common Hare/Narcomedusae on Fossils of Indiana book

Specimen 6. Barn Mouse/Frog/Sea Flora on Geology and Birds of Indiana book 

I love Amy Walsh's silkscreen prints of fantastical chimeras. Any evocation of medieval bestiaries mixed with natural history and old books is fine by me. I only regret they don't come in pet form. I want to snuggle up with a bunny polyp on the couch (or in a large saltwater tank depending on the physiology at play). Aren't they lovely?

Check out more of her work on her website and blog.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Master of Grasses: Boris Indrikov


Babochka 3

The Master of Grasses

The Master of grasses, originally uploaded by Boris Indrikov.
Boris Indrikov's work is exquisite. I love the sinuous complexity, the slightly tarnished atmosphere, the velvety textural nuance—sigh. After reading this article about the story behind his bicycle series I am pretty sure the man is freaking genius. See more of his work via his flickr stream and website.