"Alone, even doing nothing, you do not waste your time. You do, almost always, in company. No encounter with yourself can be altogether sterile: Something necessarily emerges, even if only the hope of some day meeting yourself again." (E.M. Cioran)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Your Little Golden Books Never Looked Like This

This painting is by Mark Ryden and is a fairly typical example of his art. I love the way he takes traditional images of innocence from a bygone era - such as sweet little girls in their old-fashioned party dresses, with cute, cuddly toy companions - and turns them into something disturbingly lascivious and kind of nightmarish - sexualising them, albeit in a ridiculous way.
I remember having toys like this. Little fluffy things with rubber faces and big blue eyes. Check out the little elephant.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Alien World

Should I be afraid to step outside my backdoor?