Friday, June 30, 2006

Jason Hakenwerth, Balloon Animals from Beyond the Stars

Jason Hackenwerth does strange and unnatural things with balloons:
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His work can be found here:
 
I need to contact this artist about my ideas for a theatre adaptation of Urotsukidoji ,  Legend of the Overfiend, The Musical, as this is finally someone who would ge the costumes right...

Monday, June 12, 2006

New Zeland cephalopods

http://www.teara.govt.nz/ is the new electronic encyclopedia for New Zeland... and it's got a great section on native cephalopods here: Octopus and squid

According to legend, the Polynesian navigator Kupe was led to New Zealand by the giant octopus Te Wheke-o-Muturangi. Intent on killing the octopus that was robbing his tribe of fish, Kupe, along with his family and some warriors, set out in a large canoe to hunt it down. The octopus swam south for weeks and eventually took shelter near Cook Strait, where Kupe found it. After a ferocious battle, Kupe tricked the octopus into wrapping its arms around some water containers, and killed it with a blow to the head.
Māori caught octopus by hand. They placed one hand into the water to act as bait and when an octopus wrapped its tentacles around their arm, they seized the body with their other hand and hauled the animal out of the water.

First Contact

I put up a new watercolor in flickr that I'm fairly happy with. Full set of my stuff here.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Jonathan Coulton

Late day instructions:
Click this link, listen to this song.

skullcrusher moutain

Welcome to my secret lair on Skullcrusher Mountain
I hope that you've enjoyed your stay so far
I see you've met my assistant Scarface
His appearance is quite disturbing
But I assure you he's harmless enough
He's a sweetheart, calls me master
And he has a way of finding pretty things and bringing them to me

I'm so into you
But I'm way too smart for you
Even my henchmen think I'm crazy
I'm not surprised that you agree
If you could find some way to be
A little bit less afraid of me
You'd see the voices that control me from inside my head
Say I shouldn't kill you yet


The artist's site is here:

http://www.jonathancoulton.com/

He also has lovesong about a giant squid,

I Crush Everything

NemoMatic!!

omg.. I think I wet myself a little...
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San Francisco Bay Area artist Nemo Gould has created a fantastic giant squid kinetic sculpture. Here's a video of the giant squid in action.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Pharyngula

Pharyngula has a lovely little roundup of cephalopod links: