As you know, I occasionally feature things that are so wonderful, they kick your ass down the street.
This is one of those times.
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I didn’t know that Hannibal Lecter did porcelain figurines.
There’s hope for my mom’s Royal Daulton collection yet! Love the head-in-lap one.
That took a minute. Then I was slightly grossed out. Then amused. Then grossed out. Then really amused. Then horrified. Then “how does she DO this?”. Then “Hey, I have a Lladro figurine that I hate…”
The disturbing part is…I don’t find these at all disturbing.
LOVE. WANT. I seriously own a statuette of some saint who’s head has been removed and replaced by a ridiculous baby doll head, and the resulting statue is holding its original head, gross and bloody. I have it because I WANTED it. I call it St. Gerber, and it would look lovely among these ladies.
What does it say about me as a person if seeing these made me smile?
I mean, DUDE.
My ass went all the way to the next zip code.
Did anyone look at the item called, “Armchair” on her site?
I mean, DUDE.
I’m rather happy I won’t be eating anything that looks like brains today…
I think the best part about them is the look on their faces: serene & oblivious. As if holding your intestines in your hands and carrying your brain around like a basket of fruit is an everyday occurance…
Isn’t that the flylashes artist?
Yep! I am no longer surprised.
This is so amazing it made me cry.
Check out her NY Daily News article.
Haha! I just realized that the head-in-lap one is actually, Heather, the Royal Daulton my mom bought for me years ago. I had trouble recognizing her, for some reason.
I might actually display her if she looked like this.
My brother would LOVE one of these for a gift. If I could only win the lottery, or even get a danged job, I’d definitely make his Christmas merry and bright!
Freaking fantastic, emphasis on both freak & fucking awesome.
The most frightening part to me is that there is a market for these.
I would buy them all. – HK
I love these! And how it takes a moment, especially with figure #2, for the viewer to see what is wrong with the picture!
@trousers rolled-I see your mother was a collector of Royal Daulton too. I feel your pain. Ours sat in a case in the dining room and stared blankly at the family while we ate. The scariest thing was the mania with which these figurines were collected. It was like Pokemon, but with suburban housewives.
They’re well done but I can only think of grandchildren cleaning out Grandma’s attic and finding this. But then again I would suspect this would be a heirloom to be bequeathed to at a will reading.
I do find these, for some inexplicable reason, very steampunk. Perhaps it’s the ladylike poses.
Okay, first of all, YES! And, I might add, YES! I like #4 the best. She has a tiny waist; no wonder her intestines don’t fit.
@knittin-kitten Exactly! My mom thought they were quite elegant, I think. She’s given most of them away now but I can’t bring myself to get rid of Heather because she bought it for me – my namesake.
I might consider cracking her head off, though.
The head in lap stuff is pretty easy to like(!) but her ‘human skin’ armchair is wonderfully provocative and even more disturbing.
Interesting to me how people think nothing of a chair made of cowhide – but human skin…artists who turn shit upside down , provoke & force us to see things differently are my cup of tea…with sugar & arsenic of course.
Hamoza, I believe it has something to do with the reason people eat cows but not other people.
Also, pic three – what IS it? I can’t tell what sort of grotesqueness is going on there.
@trousers-my mother loved the mugs with the faces. And the statues of the ladies. Then she found Lladro and it was all over.
If only she had collected these.
@mad-it took me a few looks too. Take a very good look at the top of her head.
Ah, thanks kitten. But what is that big green thing she’s holding?
@mad- she ain’t a red-head!
it’s a muff…keeps your hands warm.
@mad-I think that thing is called a ‘muff’ -keep your hands warm while your bloody brains freeze or something…
This makes me incredibly happy!
Growing up with a smattering of Yiddish spoken in the house, figurines & curios like this were called ‘tchatzkies’.
I think they could be better named ‘chopskies’.
this is as if hannibal lecter and a MASSart student got together and had a baby. a brilliant, awesome baby. so in other words, YES.
@pplrdum Well, she is a red-head. Just not in the average way.
@kitten Just looked up Lladro. Phewf. Sentimentality squared.
This post should have been labelled NSFL – Not safe for lunch.
Hamoza and “chopskies” FTW!
Imagine living with it Trousers. It was so much sweetness and sentimentality it was like living inside a petit four.
This gives me a great idea for a regretsy dollhouse/nightmare. All the doll furniture made of human skin and all the dolls holding their guts.
And over my doll fireplace made of foreskins, I want a miniature print of the two flies mating.
This may be a job for Alchemy.
I’ve lusted after these since I first saw them. They’re brilliant!
@knitten-kitten-’living inside a petit four’-I could get into that! Yum, just sandwich me between some puff pastry & sweet cream & I’ll die happy.
Anyone else think the last pic of woman in blue dress has arrived at a pot luck with a sweetbread casserole?
I kinda like them. Interesting.
I kind of like the third one, even thought it took me a while to see what was odd about it. It’s like she’s saying “See, I have brains too, dang it!”
Right, I need lots of very rich boyfriends and/or girlfriends to buy me the entire set for Xmas..^^
Those are so cool!
These are so awesome. I mean, I won’t be able to sleep tonight, of course, but still awesome.
From Website: “The things I make are about the body: the body in space, the space within the body and the space in-between the two.”
Isn’t it interesting that this same statement could come from someone who, say, makes something like this:
But instead it came from an artist who seems to be actually seeking rather than trying to wear her chaotic, um…”artistry” on their sleeve.
Her stuff is terrible in the same way that stubbing your toe hurts incredibly bad, but then in a weird way feels kind of good.
This is some of the most seriously cool shit I’ve seen in a very long time! I just wish it wasn’t spaghetti night at our house.
Um, it really is. Spaghetti night I mean. And cool shit. Oh, never mind…
Sorry if someone already mentioned this, I haven’t read all of the comments, BUT there is a Canadian Artist named Shary Boyle who’s getting a TON of press for working in a similar manner. If you liked Jessica Harrison, You might Like Shary Boyle too!
I adore them all! Must put these on my Xmas list!
THIS- just made my day. Simply wonderful art!
Love them. Now if someone would just do this to the Precious Moments figurines….
this is so very “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”.
I can easily imagine the Bennett house having this entire set on the mantle….
Skaters beware: miss thing with the muff fell on the ice & broke her crown, for realz.
hey, i found url the fish in the squirrel suit’s girlfriend!
There are five of them. Definitely the Bennet sisters.
I immediately thought of “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies”, too. And I’d love to see her take on Precious Moments. I *hate* those.
@catherder-is that a cat with a bag over its head on your avatar ?
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! AND LOVE some more!!!
@hamoza– Yes, it’s our Lily (odd name for a black cat, I suppose), with her head in a doughnut bag. She was trying to climb into it even though it was too small.
I can just picture Hyacinth Bouquet’s reaction to these Royal Doutons.
Doultons, I mean.
I shall never look at my grandma’s figurine collection the same way again. She has two of the ladies on the main page :p
@catherder-donut bag–love it!I see a bit of catgiraffe…the kitties here love a good bag.
@knittin-kitten– I’d forgotten about “the Bucket woman” and her Royal Doulton with the “hand painted periwinkles.” I actually checked Replacements once to see if there was such a pattern. She’d swoon with terminal vapors at these.
@catherder-I love a good hand painted periwinkle!
The fist one is absolutely my favorite. I love the touch of blood on her fan like she used it to slit her own throat. This post shocked me enough to register and post. I wan’t shocked by the art but because I registered the image before I saw Helen Killer’s comment about how these are some of the awesome things featured. I saw the first image and thought “There is nothing ‘Regretsy’ about this! They are epic WIN! Why is she suddenly so very WRONG about what is regrettable?” Then I read her comment and all was right with the world once again.
Now I’m all hungry.
Mama fucking mia! These are so scary-fabulous. I love them.
Guess who’s going to be dropping hints for Christmas presents~
If loving these are wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
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I found them atrocious, sorry.
I’m sorry…but these would give me nightmares…
I’ve seen these. I fucking LOVE them, but they are costly…
These certainly are shocking figurines. I must imagine that they’re not safe to have around the house when there are children around. The third figurine from the top is a lot more subtle. I really thought that woman was a redhead.
This is some really sick stuff. This is the kind of stuff the police find when searching serial killers houses.
She’s got some other really great pieces of art (depending on your taste) on her website. Really creepy and thought-provoking (the ones with teeth give me the heebie-jeebies.
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