Monday, January 21, 2008

Dr. Cyclops presents: This Little Piggy Went Wee Wee

Okay I promised y'all a sneak peak into the Laboratories of Dr. Cyclops...and here it is. I have been working on a number of framed pieces involving the mutated hybrids of man and beast. I have about ten done so here's a sneak peak at one of them...this is my ManPig from Hell. I also have a Man-Cow,

A Bulldog-Man,

a Bull-Man,

a Man-Rhinoceros,

a cyclopian Man-headed Bird,

a Woman-Dog,

and an Elphant toddler.

I have more on the way but here's the first peak. It's a slightly different format than you've seen from me. This was a direction the beautiful Judy had offered up as a direction. Originally this head was going to be a Krampus...thus the tounge and the horns...I then removed the horns but ultimatley the horns looked better than ManPig from Hell.

This little piggy went wee wee wee...all over the bones.

Went to the Art Gallery of New South Wales Today...a great retrospective on Australia's most reknowed painter Sydney Nolan. Great exhibit...the painting is phenom...especially if you see some of the techniques he played with throught the years.

Here's more of his work


Stephanie Lee said...
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Jen said...

My immediate thought was, "Oh! Retablos!" then of course I had to run to Google - figuratively of course, to see if in fact my memory was playing tricks. But nope! Rejoice! Retablos! I would LOVE to see an entire wall done in this technique Michael. Engraving is so passe - Reuse'n'Recycle is where it's at. You rock!

kelsey said...

LOVE the man-pig Michael! What a great idea and I can just see one of these gracing my wall amongst my masks! Tres cool!

Karen Cole said...

SO....the man/pig thing....kind of redundant, huh? JUST KIDDING.

Love the whole concept. I am looking forward to seeing the other concoctions. Toddler/elephant??????

The banks are amazing!!!! What a find.

Hope you are having fun....sure sounds like it.

Angie in AZ said...

Hmmm, Michael, has anyone ever told you that you have a very odd sense of humor? Hmm? I'm always chuckling when I read your blog. Oh, and I'm so sorry to hear about the burglary! It is violating, isn't it? I have had that happen before too. It's really freaky when you realize some stranger has been through your underwear drawer... not in your case but true in mine. Sorta' makes the hair stand up on your arms, know what I mean? Anyway, I was on your e-mail list so add me back in.

I hope you and Judy are having a wonderful time together.

Vickie said...

Love the manimals. How manly is your man-cow? I love cows and have a mini collecrion. Imagine a man-cow with all the ladies. Nirvana.
My uncle named a cow in my honor.
I was flattered. Thanks for the preview, it's wonderful.