Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Meeting H.R. Giger...

I met with H.R. Giger, my long-time Artistic Idol, on Friday, June 28, 2002 at his museum in the 400 year old castle of Chateau Saint-Germain, in Gruyeres, Switzerland. I can't stress enough how nice Giger actually was. Not only is he an amazing artist (and one of the most influential of the late 20th century - and earyl 21st century) he is an amazing person.

My mini Giger Shrine includes a book that Giger graciously signed for me (including a personalized fingerprint - as he touched the wet ink and then pressed it to the book), a photo of the encounter and a pamphlet for the Giger Museum.

In the Giger Museum you will find many classic works by Giger (some of my personal favorites) and works by other artists. There is nothing like seeing this incredible work up close. The detail simply isn't conveyed in his books. Paintings, sculptures and more; it is an amazing sight to see. The Giger Bar across the street from the museum is now open. It was a dusty work in progress when I visited in 2002. Amazingly, H.R. Giger invited me in to tour the unfinished Giger Bar. I had no sleep the night before, but this experience was my caffeine high.
Giger Bar in very early stages - Friday, June 28, 2002

Courtyard to the Giger Museum


Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Windrow-Ravenswood Deck by Winneganfake

I am going to feature different Artists now and then on this blog. The first to be featured is known on Twitter as: Winneganfake (who seems to depict images of treasures lost to history). The following image is: King of Sea.

"The Windrow-Ravenswood Deck. Long thought lost in the annals of history and urban legend..."

"Correspondance: The King of Hearts or Cups.
Divination: The King of the Sea lies deep beneath the surface of all things. He is the relentless force of the tides, the unrestrained hunger of the depths. He embodies strength, raw force, and the most primal elements of nature."
Many fine works by Winneganfake can be found here: http://winneganfake.deviantart.com/prints/
More info on the The Windrow-Ravenswood Playing Deck can be found at Tormented Artifacts: http://tormentedartifacts.com/deck.html
King of Bones by Winneganfake

Friday, June 25, 2010

Promoting Gothic, Steampunk and Sci-Fi Artists

I will start promoting other Gothic, Dark Fantasy, Steampunk and Sci-Fi Artists on my blog.  I will soon be increasing redership and sharing links. If you are interested, contact me via Twitter. http://twitter.com/Tribal_Gothic

Monday, June 21, 2010

Garden in Progress

Little by little, the Front Garden is taking shape. I still have a problem with Mint trying to take over - it has crept into the Frog Pond (obscured in this photo) and the Frogs are now Minty fresh.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Alien Gothic Steampunk - Reversible Necklace Pendant

Unique, Fantasy Design with elements of the Cosmos. From Beyond... When the Alien Alternate Dimensions of Gothic and Steampunk collide... A very unique Alien Gothic piece of Art. Strangely and Beautifully Adorned with esoteric Texture, Antique Clock/Watch parts and Swarovski Crystal.

One-of-a-Kind: Made with hardened Polymer, Velvet cord, Clasp. Matte coating. Black and Silver. Main Pendant is 2 3/4" High. Black Velvet Cord with silver fasteners.

Just listed this on Etsy: http://tinyurl.com/22qdyx8

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Visitors...

I am visited by a unique group of eclectic Visitors. Some visit by day, and some by night. Some are very stealthy - and some more bold. They come out of the shadows, out of the bushes, out of the trees… Some come out of the sky.

Even though I live within the City Limits (only 15 minutes from Downtown) The Visitors come and visit me every day and every night.  They creep, craw, walk, slither and fly.

They know the Day and know the Night. They carefully chose ther visits…

This is a visual list of some of The Visitors: