"Quando eu tinha seis anos
Ganhei um porquinho-da-índia.
Que dor de coração me dava
Porque o bichinho só queria estar debaixo do fogão!
Levava ele prá sala
Pra os lugares mais bonitos mais limpinhos
Ele não gostava:
Queria era estar debaixo do fogão.
Não fazia caso nenhum das minhas ternurinhas…
— O meu porquinho-da-índia foi minha primeira namorada.”
- Manuel Bandeira
Artist on tumblr - @Caitlin Hackett is an illustrator and creature concept designer based out of Oakland CA.
I create work that reflects both my passion for the natural world, and my sorrow over its destruction. I am fascinated by the fragile boundary that separates humans from animals, and the way that boundary is transformed and illuminated in mythology, religious symbolism and fairy tales alike throughout different cultures around the world. I have art available for sale at www.caitlinhackett.storenvy.com
Natasha Cousens creates sculptures that can be considered a new form of taxidermy. Instead of the real thing, her pieces are beautifully crafted wooden sculptures of woodland creatures like foxes, deers, and rabbits. These cute forest dwellers are often embellished with decorative elements such as floral wreaths or guised in an unnatural color; making Cousen’s work soft, whimsical and fun.
Explosive Paintings Reach Beyond the Traditional Frame
In these artworks by artist Valerie Hegarty, it looks like the walls have exploded with an array of fruits, foliage, and decay. At first glance, one might think they are viewing art that has been destroyed. However, Hegarty is well-known for her explosive work that reaches out, beyond a flat area and into three-dimensional space.