French artist Marc Giai-Miniet (Born in 1946 in Trappes) makes some of the most incredibly detailed (and disturbing!) dollhouses that we’ve ever seen. Marc started creating these disturbing shadowbox dioramas rather late in his career, recurring themes include libraries, furnaces, laboratories, submarines and intestine-like tubing in lonely, decaying spaces.
Curious History: More Creepy Taxidermy from Artist in Jail for his Work
This is the second post regarding a Miami Beach artist, Enrique Gomez De Molina, who combines taxidermied animal parts into sculptures. He was sentenced on March 3, 2012 to twenty months in federal prison for trafficking in endangered and protected wildlife. De Molina also received one year’s probation, was fined $6,000, and must forfeit all smuggled wildlife in his possession. For more details and pictures, see first post here.
Prosecutors say from late 2009 through February 2011 De Molina used contacts in Bali, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Canada and China to illegally acquire the animals, some of whom were alivewhen the sellers sent photos before sale.
Inspired by underwater life, multidisciplinary artist Sayuri Sasaki Hemann has created a breathtaking jellyfish aquarium, titled Underwater Flight located at Portland International Airport. Continuing her exploration of the way light is reflected on different mediums, she experiments with coloured organza, wool felting fibers and silk to build this magical underwater kingdom.
Some day I will be excited about who I am and where I am and what I can do. But right now I just want to drop my face and pretend I wasn’t who I’ve been this whole time and do everything again just to have an excuse to.