Jan 20 2012

#265 Less is More (20)

From K. in Evanston, Illinois


“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

~ Anatole France


Jan 1 2012

#246 Less is More (1)

From ARW in San Diego, California

“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections,
predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal.
Difficult standards for people to live up to.”

~ Alfred Montapert


Nov 9 2011

#193 “Freak Show”

From Stefan in Canada

A glance at this tasteful yet creative illustration may very well cause the reader to question the title that I have chosen for this post. In many ways it seems that this piece of artwork is anything but freaky. Overall the piece possesses a uniqueness of texture that is unparalleled and is a strikingly beautiful portrayal of a haunting lupine subject with lifeless white eyes. But freaky? It’s just not the first word that would pop into most people’s mind.

But then again, most people may not be familiar with the larger body of Stefan’s work and the wonderfully strange boundaries that he is pushing with art. His collection presents a world that could only be described as pleasantly disturbing and shocking in a weirdly comforting sort of way. Check out Stefan’s deviantart incredible page here and you’ll see what I mean. As soon as you click on the link, you’ll be transported to a strange Noah’s ark that’s headed straight for the mystical shores of an isle rife with supernatural freaks of nature. The animalistic subjects that Stefan focuses on will confound you in the most pleasant ways. His work represents a twisted circus of epic proportions where not everything is as it seems. One gets the sense that fair is foul and foul is fair in the wild world that Stefan has created. Ultimately, you may not be sure if his creations will nuzzle up to your ankle and look up at you with an approving smile or if they will leap for your jugular with an unparalleled bloodlust.

But either way, the creatures Stefan creates are like no other. In all honesty, I would love to post more of his work, but since this is the only picture he has specifically sent to WBS, you’ll have to check out his other masterpieces on your own. Have fun, and for goodness sake.. be careful!