Matt Relkin – “The Big Bang” (Artwork)

May 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Big Bang is a 16″ x 18″ acrylic on panel artwork by Matt Relkin. Other geometric artwork and photography by Matt is available to view on his site,

MannequInspiration: “Crooked Rot”/ “Manny” (Stop-Motion Animation)

May 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

Growing up with a visual diet of stop-motion animation has ceaselessly endeared it to me for its beguiling, dark charm. A regular fixture of my televisual intake, from the synonymous Ray Harryhausen to the pure magic of Czech Animation, stop-motion captured my head and my heart from a very early age. Czech surrealist filmmaker, Jan Švankmajer, is, of course, still propagating his auteurism within this cinematic field, but reaching a new generation with his mastery of the craft, largely via the internet, is the UK’s very own David Firth; animator, musician, video artist, and he of Salad Fingers fame.

Notoriously time consuming, stop-motion has been less of a viable filmmaking option for Firth, but today, reader, we’re going to have a mini retrospective of mannequin-based animations from this particular realm of artistry, beginning with Firth’s own Crooked Rot, and, as inspiration does beget inspiration, Adam Rosenberg’s tributary Manny.

And so I present to you, with music composed by Marcus Fjellström, Crooked Rot…but not before some introductory words on the film by Firth himself:

This project really began when I discovered a treasure cave of strange items in my own back yard including mannequin heads and rubber hands. It inspired me so much that every time I returned I gathered more inspiration.

And now for Adam Rosenberg’s heavily-influenced yet sufficiently self-stamped Crooked Rot homage, Manny:

And here are some links should you wish to further investigate the talents involved: for David Firth for Marcus Fjellström for Adam Rosenberg

Technology (Pic)

May 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia, 1984.


Lina Scheynius (Photo)

May 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Westworld Movie Poster By Alien Corset

May 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Completed for the Castro Theatre, San Francisco, is this 24″H x 18″W limited edition silkscreen print by David O’Daniel aka Alien Corset. Signed and numbered by David, you can, at a cost of £75, purchase this printed loveliness at the Richard Goodall Gallery.

The Photography Of Neil Krug

May 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Should I ever realise my life-long dream of canine companionship, I would love for a snapshot of our adventures to be captured by the beautifully psychedelic, vintage aesthetics of Neil Krug.

Kevin Dart – “Bikini Girls of Shark Island” (Print)

April 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

“They lived in harmony…until it all went horribly wrong!”

Signed by Kevin Dart and measuring 13″ x 14.5″, this fine art giclée print can be yours in exchange for $20 spent at Fleet Street Scandal.

Jeremy Geddes – “Adrift” (Print)

April 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

Though this particular print, Adrift, is now sold out, other signed prints are available to purchase at Jeremy Geddes’ website.


Brian M. Viveros – “Dirtyland IV”

March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Dirtyland IV from The Dirtyland collection by Brian M. Viveros.

Adam Wallacavage – “Dreamhome Heartaches”/ While I Was Reading

March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photographer and cephalopod-centric chandelier maker, Adam Wallacavage, has, in part, made a tentative tentacle departure for his current exhibition, now showing at the Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City. Dreamhome Heartaches sees the addition of handcrafted, antler-crowned elk skull chandelier, formed with customary epoxy clay/cast plaster joining the ranks of the octopus optics. His signature glaze of secret components ensure this inanimate animal retains a shiny coat.

The exhibition is showing from March the 19th – April the 6th.


And so it was, as I delved into the Wonderful World of Mr. Wallacavage, that I came across these two tasty treats from his blog, explanatorily subtitled “My photography and random things I like and stuff.”

Garry L. Newkirk – OPIUM DEN San Francisco

This is an excerpt from “The Musee Mecanique presents the Zelinsky Collection” DVD that I made in 2002. It’s available at and Pier45 or The Cliff HouseMr. Newkirk.

And now this:

I don’t know what this is about anymore. I suppose when I feel this way, it’s best to look at something pointless..yet saturated…funny. This is the photo I thought of when I thought “over saturated.” I shot this in my dining room… – Mr. Wallacavage.

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