Thursday, December 31, 2009

Human candles

By Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz. "We cast ourselves as candles in a mixture of beeswax and parafine with a wick running through the center from head to feet. We lit the candles at the beginning of our show in PPOW Gallery and we let the candles burn and run their course throughout the exhibition. Our candle bodies slowly melted away for the duration of the show."

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A look inside Turf One's head

All paintings should include a hinged face that opens to reveal a skull. Sadly, this is the only painting by Turf One that does that. Oh well.

(Via Who Killed Bambi)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Self-portrait in four layers

A self-portrait, in four layers, by a designer from Khuan-Ktron.

(Via Who Killed Bambi)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Anatomical drawings

"Drawn mainly from the collections of the National Library of Medicine, Dream Anatomy shows off the anatomical imagination in some of its most astonishing incarnations, from 1500 to the present."

Sunday, December 27, 2009

More from Heather Cox

Here are more pieces by artist Heather Cox. The first four are part of her "Nonpareil Project" in which "20x24 inch resealable poly bags are hand-sewn with nylon thread and filled with nonpareils (candy sprinkles)". The second piece is "5 Cookie Cutters" made out of galvanized steel and shaped like parts of the human body.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Made out of dollar bills

Artist Heather Cox created this sculpture out of dollar bills and glue. It's entitled "Cost of Living" and measures 64" x 15" x 9".

Friday, December 25, 2009

Evil snowmen

Next year, I should put these snowmen out on my lawn at Christmastime. (by Monster Fetish)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bone salt & pepper shakers

These stylish bone-shaped salt & pepper shakers are just $30 from Matter.

(Via BoingBoing)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Stock images

If you're hunting around for that perfect Halloween image, try searching iStockPhoto. They have over 27,000 Halloween-themed photos and illustrations. Use the site for inspiration, or buy the rights to their pics for as little as $1 each.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Half of you probably didn't even notice she's wearing a mask

Photo by Elene Usdin. (The uncensored version, as well as many other beautiful photos by this artist, can be found here)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dogs without dignity

Please don't put your pets in costumes. It robs them of the little dignity they have.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Skull poster

Here's a great photo of a wonderful poster I've written about in the past.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Melting snowman cupcakes

Very clever! You could probably do this with the Wicked Witch as well.

(Via Cherrapeno)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Barney's skeleton

So that's what he looks like underneath that costume!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

All I want for Christmas is... Pumpkinrot

I'm already the proud owner of one Pumpkinrot groundbreaker. I wouldn't mind adding another to the collection though. (Christmas is fast approaching, after all.)

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Voodoo Girls

Artwork by Kevin Francis Gray.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The subway monster

I wish the subway entrance I use everyday was cool like this.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Google turns up the darndest things

When you search for the word "Halloween" on Google Images often enough, you end up seeing some really unusual things. Here's one in particular that grabbed me. Unfortunately, there was no real description attached, so I can't tell you why these young women thought carving pumpkins nude was a good idea. (I also can't tell you what the woman in the middle is supposed to be dressed as. I mean, I get the "nude woman with knife through head" costume on the left, and "devil nude" on the right, but "nude nude" in the middle? Doesn't make any sense.

(Click here for the highly NSFW uncensored version of this shot)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Monster Christmas stockings

Christmas is right around the corner. Wouldn't one of these stockings look great hanging from your mantel?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Stainless steel spiders

Artist Christopher Locke creates these amazing stainless steel spiders out of scissors confiscated at airport security checkpoints. Click here to see more of his artificial arachnids, and here for a step-by-step look at how these spiders are made.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ventriloquist dummy collection

A couple of thoughts on this collection...
1) I'm pretty sure those figures come alive at night and kill people.
2) Strange that the clown figure looks so much more menacing than the skeleton figure.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lights trailing off into the distance...

(Via Pumpkinrot's Flickr photostream)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Largest skeleton

I'm not sure why this giant skeleton has a beak, but I do know that it's by Gino De Dominicis, it's 24 meters long, and additional photos can be found here and here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Witch carving

(Via Flickr)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

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