BLOW OUT, 2014
hair on fans
GROTESQUE PHOTO BOOTH visual improvvisation (shortfilm)
Mermaid illustration obtained by Blomhoff, late Edo period (artist unknown)
Reports of mermaid encounters were not uncommon in 19th-century Japan, and a number of illustrated documents from that period - including a few by notable natural historians - depict some fantastic specimens rarely seen in today’s world.
This mermaid illustration from the National Museum of Ethnology (Leiden, Netherlands) was obtained by Dutch trader Jan Cock Blomhoff, who served as director of the Dejima trading post in Nagasaki from 1817 to 1824. The drawing appears to show a different mermaid than Blomhoff’s famous mummified specimen, which is also owned by the museum.
Touch the Leather - Fat White Family
The work of Aldo Lanzini
(via, of course, Colossal)
the work of ashkan honarvar
Once my heart was one and it was yours to keep
My child you used and pierced my heart a hundred times and deep
The mia Farrow Valentine