This was supposed to accompany a short story about a sordid Midwestern romance-gone-wrong, replete with twisted views on faith, dusty gas stations, and .45’s.
There’s a part in it where the characters dip into a pond to literally wash the blood off their hands after committing a murder. It’s this kind of weird baptismal scene, but it reminded me of Ophelia’s death in Hamlet; long associated with love and insanity, it’s inspired a lot of painting, with Millais’ probably being my favorite.
The sanguine color of some of the red clay (and cow ponds) in central Oklahoma where the story takes place dovetailed kind of nicely with the scene. Because, you know, blood and stuff.
The most shocking part of the story was when the writer pulled the piece from the publication at the last second, meaning this will probably never see the light of day. However, it was still fun to draw! Many thanks to Jeremy for the opportunity and art direction.
90º by Iwona Przybyla
“The book and the font style are called Kąt 90 stopni, which translates to 90 Degrees. To create each letter, Przybyla threaded light and dark blue string through two perpendicular sheets of paper, so that when each page is open to 90 degrees, a 3d letter will appear”
a book fountain in Budapest
this is one of the coolest fountains I’ve ever seen
#You and I remember Budapest very differently. #That’s because you were too fascinated by the book fountain to notice anything else. #TASHA. IT WAS A FOUNTAIN THAT LOOKED LIKE A /BOOK./ #I know I was there— #BUT DO YOU REALLY KNOW?
Reblogging because it’s awesome and because of the tags
OH MY GOD THAT IS SO COOL
Kyle James Dunn’s intricate patterned sculptures are created using a plasma cutter and lots of patience. The imagery revolves around the American idea of vacation and the island get away. A pervasive cultural myth that presents itself in literature, art, Hollywood film, and more, this fantasy is projected onto real places regardless of local cultures or economies. As such, its tropes–the desert isle, the Aloha shirt–exist in a fantasy realm outside of a specific time or place. They create a seductive language of artifice and leisure that is both costly and escapist to uphold.
Imagine if they had animated Legend of Korra in the style of the time period it was set in… basically you’d get cubism, art deco, bauhaus, surrealism…
God, that’d be such a trip. Someone get on that fanart doublequick, yo.
hmm! now there’s a thought!