Monday, February 14, 2011

Image Hoard: Serpentine

Hi y'all, and a happy Valentine's day to all the lovers out there!  I've got a few more inspirational images and links to open your hearts and blow your minds.  Relax; they're not 'love-themed' and there's not a red heart in sight...

1- 'Playing with Fire- The Handler' by Tara McPherson, oil on birch
Well, if you see love as a viper that you have to wrestle and tame, then perhaps this one is love-themed.  But then I don't know what this chick thinks she's doing taking on two snakes...

2- 'Siphonophorae' by Ernst Haeckel
Haeckel was a 19th century polymath.  He studied and visually recorded all kinds of life in the most aesthetically pleasing ways.  Click here for Haeckel on Wikipedia.
This image is the whole, and various details, of a Siphonophore colony.  Siphonophorae are an order of marine invertebrates that form colonies resembling jellyfish, such as the Portuguese Man o' War.

3- Chalk work by Dana Tanamachi via Apartment Therapy
Tanamachi is a 'graphic designer and custom chalk letterer' from Brooklyn.  Custom chalk lettering has more uses than you might first imagine.  And it's very pretty.

4- Hanging garden by Heather Moore via Skinny laMinx blog
I'm always taking note of how to incorporate plants into a home.  I like having living things around and using this method you could create a veritable jungle without sacrificing any floor space.

5- 'The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry' edited by Patrick Crotty, cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith
I love books.  This one would reconnect me with my Irish heritage, and it has a slammin' cover.

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