zestydoesthings

zestydoesthings:

Im holding a giveaway for these “Otherworldly Entomology” prints! Both prints are up for grabs, so there will be 2 winners. Only ‘reblogs' count as an entry but a 'like' is still appreciated.

Closing date- 10th October

Alternatively, you can buy yourself a print here

hella getting in on this

my dad did horticulture and agriculture programs when I was a weean and one of the things he made as part of one of these programs was a set of window boxes to house his bug collection

he built the boxes himself and they now hang in the stairwell of my parents’ house so they’re basically the first thing you see when you walk in the door

just three-inch-long water boatmen pinned to styrofoam on the wall

spookiologist
amomiu:


— the angels revealed themselves to her; said they were ten feet tall, radiant, and one of them was black; said they helped her with various household chores. One of them changed a light bulb for her, the porch light.

After working on this piece on and off for almost a year, I think it’s finally more or less done. It’s so difficult to decide when something is “finished”.
I’m intrigued by the idea of Night Vale angels looking like something one wouldn’t traditionally call an angel. Heads like those of ancient Egyptian gods and bodies like distorted modern sculptures. Tall, ominous and creepy, but happy to help an old lady with simple household chores.

amomiu:

— the angels revealed themselves to her; said they were ten feet tall, radiant, and one of them was black; said they helped her with various household chores. One of them changed a light bulb for her, the porch light.

After working on this piece on and off for almost a year, I think it’s finally more or less done. It’s so difficult to decide when something is “finished”.

I’m intrigued by the idea of Night Vale angels looking like something one wouldn’t traditionally call an angel. Heads like those of ancient Egyptian gods and bodies like distorted modern sculptures. Tall, ominous and creepy, but happy to help an old lady with simple household chores.

kylogram

phil-irish-artist:

By copyrighting his property as an artwork, he has prevented oil companies from drilling on it.

Peter Von Tiesenhausen has developed artworks all over his property in northern Alberta.  There’s a boat woven from sticks that is gradually being reclaimed by the land; there is a fence that he adds to each year of his life, and there are many “watching” trees, with eyes scored into their bark.

Oil interests pester him continually about drilling on his land.  His repeated rebuffing of their advances lead them to move toward arbitration.  They made it very clear that he only owned the top 6 inches of soil, and they had rights to anything underneath.  He then, off the top of his head, threatened them that he would sue damages if they disturbed his 6 inches, for the entire property is an artwork.  Any disturbance would compromise the work, and he would sue.

Immediately after that meeting, he called a lawyer (who is also an art collector) and asked if his intuitive threat would actually hold legally.  The lawyer visited, saw the scope of the work on the property, and wrote a document protecting the artwork.

The oil companies have kept their distance ever since.

This is but one example of Peter’s ability to negotiate quickly on his feet, and to find solutions that defy expectations.

this is amazing and also mineral rights laws here are out of control

monetizeyourcat

sufferme:

tsercele:

Some of Ron Cobb’s concept art for Alien (1979). Among other duties in the art department, Cobb contributed to the look and feel of technology in the Alien universe, designed the “Semiotic Standard” for signs in interstellar spacecraft, and illustrated the Xenomorph birthing chambers from Dan O’Bannon’s original screenplay.

amazing