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It’s art

No, really. This guy makes these awful little clay-and-acrylic sculptures that look like unholy mashups of skin, teeth, toenails and secondary sexual characteristics. And hair. And at least one eyeball. And there’s a tongue covered in teeth. Oh, just go look.

They’re like poorly thought out souvenirs from the Mütter Museum.

They don’t fit my idea of fine art, exactly, but I must admit…they have a certain appeal. Okay, appeal is probably the wrong word. They’re very well done and. You know. Interesting.

Though I have to confess, it is my highest ambition to be a brain in a jar some day. Animate or not, I’m not fussy.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 18, 2014, 4:56 pm

Uncle B had to go up to London this evening. And we know what that means, don’t we? Video games, Scooby Doo and ‘za!

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: November 18, 2014, 9:12 pm

My sister, the doctor (MD, mind you), was quite impressed at the megacolon the Mütter has on display.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: November 18, 2014, 9:21 pm

Am I the only one who wants a real shrunken head?

Comment from Fritzworth
Time: November 18, 2014, 9:48 pm

Went and looked at all the ‘Fleshlettes’. Can’t unsee them now. There are one or two that I’d like for my office, but I’d scar my grandkids for life.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 18, 2014, 10:09 pm

No, Bob, you aren’t the only one. I’ve always wanted one in general terms, but more significantly I have a little list of specific heads I’d like to have in a nice display case in my study.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: November 18, 2014, 10:46 pm

Would your brain be listed under the heading of Abby Normal? 😉 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH97lImrr0Q

Comment from Oceania
Time: November 18, 2014, 11:40 pm

A clit with teeth?

Comment from Nina
Time: November 19, 2014, 12:23 am

I don’t understand why someone with that talent doesn’t make cool stuff that’s not creepy.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 19, 2014, 12:57 am

If you look at his other stuff, Nina, it looks like horror movie prosthesis work. Don’t know if he actually works in the industry or just likes that kind of thing, but it has a huge constituency.

Honestly, if your main talent is rendering stuff that looks like teeth and genital skin, how are you NOT going to make something creepy?

Comment from technochitlin
Time: November 19, 2014, 12:58 am

Once again, things seen cannot be unseen. 😮 😮

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: November 19, 2014, 3:10 am

Uncle Al, We are of one mind.

Comment from Hardy & Littlewood
Time: November 19, 2014, 3:20 am

If the latex covering what looks like the cranium of Prince Chas is ever peeled back due to lightning strike or a bizarre harrier accident we should hazard a guess there will be a reasonable facsimile of this… artifact.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: November 19, 2014, 4:41 am

I find these things to be delightfully disturbing. Wish I’d thought of it.

Comment from Mojo
Time: November 19, 2014, 8:10 pm

Art who?

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: November 19, 2014, 10:42 pm

Art Frahm?

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