Here’s a Christmas ornament from Wallywarepottery. It looks a little scary to hang on my tree, but hey, to each their own. Look for Wallywarepottery on Esty.com.
Well, they’re not pretty…but these Michael Jackson sculptures by Marc Quinn are interesting. I looked up the artist, Marc Quinn, and found a provocative site. Here’s what the artist’s biography says at http://www.marcquinn.com.
Marc Quinn’s wide-ranging oeuvre displays a preoccupation with the mutability of the body and the dualisms that define human life: spiritual and physical, surface and depth, cerebral and sexual. Using an uncompromising array of materials, from ice and blood to glass, marble or lead, Quinn develops these paradoxes into experimental, conceptual works that are mostly figurative in form.
Quinn’s sculpture, paintings and drawings often deal with the distanced relationship we have with our bodies, highlighting how the conflict between the ‘natural’ and ‘cultural’ has a grip on the contemporary psyche. In 1999, Quinn began a series of marble sculptures of amputees as a way of re-reading the aspirations of Greek and Roman statuary and their depictions of an idealised whole. One such work depicted Alison Lapper, a woman who was born without arms, when she was heavily pregnant. Quinn subsequently enlarged this work to make it a major piece of public art for the fourth plinth of Trafalgar Square. Other key themes in his work include genetic modification and hybridism. Garden (2000), for instance, is a walk-through installation of impossibly beautiful flowers that will never decay, or his ‘Eternal Spring’ sculptures, featuring flowers preserved in perfect bloom by being plunged into sub-zero silicone. Quinn has also explored the potential artistic uses of DNA, making a portrait of a sitter by extracting strands of DNA and placing it in a test-tube. DNA Garden (2001), contains the DNA of over 75 plant species as well as 2 humans: a re-enactment of the Garden of Eden on a cellular level. Quinn’s diverse and poetic work meditates on our attempts to understand or overcome the transience of human life through scientific knowledge and artistic expression.
Marc Quinn has exhibited in many important group and solo exhibitions internationally including Sonsbeek ’93, Arnhem (1993), Give and Take, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2001), Statements 7, 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and Gwangju Biennale (2004). Solo exhibitions include Tate Gallery, London (1995), Kunstverein Hannover (1999), Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000), Tate Liverpool (2002), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2004), Groninger Museum, Groningen (2006) and MACRO, Rome (2006), DHC/ART Fondation pour l’art contemporain, Montréal (2007) and Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2009).
“Here is my tribute to Michael Jackson. He was an incredibly talented young man. He set the standard in music, fashion and dance! These six little Michaels are dressed off of some of his famous videos. This is a perfect set for a Michael collector! They are painted on 2 3/8″ tall doll forms.
There are more sets to come. Watch for the Thriller set!”
Fancie Fannies Tribute to Michael Jackson is absolutely darling- these tiny little gems have such detailed, colourful costumes! All of Fancie Fannie’s dolls are tremendous, but I have a soft spot for these ones, of course. An absolute steal at $30.
Click here to visit Fancie’s Etsy shop and see all of her adorable work. She paints tiny wooden dolls and clothespins to resemble Noah’s Ark, Tim Burton characters, superheroes, fairies, etc. Totally original, totally sweet.
I found some lovely pendants and lockets with Michael Jackson on Etsy. I’m the proud owner of a quirky pin featuring Michael Jackson with Ermine by Lauren Marsella; but I also have a wonderful commemorative locket with Princess Diana and was waiting until I found the right piece for wearing Michael close to my heart. I chose one of this crafter’s amazing tributes. Here are a few others.
Here’s what the Etsy page where I found this says:
Awesome and one-of-a-kind! Cover art work from LP “rejects” have been re-used and hand-crafted into a spiffy spiral-bound notebook!
The inside was also super cool:
BubblePopNotebooks creates all kinds of notebooks with old album cover. They are superdurable and funky. Check out her stuff: more Michael, Van Halen, the Cars, Madonna, Rolling Stones, even rare Steve Martin.
This absolutely darling MJ tribute is from the nice folks at misofunky.com, where you can find all manner of nifty embroidery, cross-stitch, etc.
Here’s what they say about their site:
“Miso Funky, based in Glasgow, Scotland, was born out of a need to alleviate the drudgery of the 9-5 work grind. .. The name Miso Funky (pronounced mee-so funky) is inspired by a love of all things Japanese and a passion for the unusual. And so the mission statement of handmade things to funkify your life was born! Miso Funky’s inspirations come from many different places – a rummage through a charity shop, a piece of new fabric or even an old advert. Miso Funky’s products are always evolving but the staples are the embroidery homewares range, including aprons, tea towels, samplers, coasters, magnets and much more…”
Yes, I’m frittering away precious time on Google while I’m supposed to be working on a major photography writing assignment. It’s nowhere near Halloween, but I just can’t wait until October to post these amazing pumpkin pics. Wow! There are so many Michael Jackson niche hobbies from butter sculpting to pumpkin carving! Check out these wonderful jack o lanterns!
Do you have a pumpkin pic to send me? If one of these is your pumpkin, please let me know so I can credit you.
Here’s an unusual addition to your collection of Everything Michael Jackson. Handpainted stones. They would make lovely decorative accents inside a flower pot or strewn in the garden or birdbath. Or, they’d be nice with some glowing candles on a vintage mirror. You could also keep one in your pocket as a good luck charm. These simple treasures are beautifully painted. The only problem? Michael HATED being called “Jacko.”
Aurabalicraft.com is a unique company in Bali, Indonesia. You can order river stones with anything you like engraved or painted on them. The stones come in black, white, or pink- naturally. The web site has beautiful exotic gifts. The checkers and dominoes, for example, are created from these same river stones!
If you own a store, there are thousands of unique wholesale items from necklaces to games that are created from natural Indonesian stones and shells.
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