"Still Waters Run Deep," by Bluoxyde
Thank you Redd Walitzki for helping me figure out who created this sublime piece.
Dr. Zhivago’s ”ice-palace” at Varykino. Actually filmed in Soria, Spain in a house filled with frozen beeswax.
Behold the beautiful Anisakis Larvae. Courtesy of the Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo, Japan.
Many more large photos of seemingly otherworldly creatures (who are in fact of THIS world) may be viewed here.
Vetter Verstörend Vertraut portrayed by Jonathan Wayshak
When Vetter NullFreund was only five years old he not only towered over his kindergarten classmates, but he topped the height of the headmaster too. Over the subsequent years, he continued to grow at an abnormal pace and was often mistaken for a full-grown man. It was no surprise to the family when he left home to join Königs Foreign Legion at the tender age of nine.
Due to his gargantuan size, he was the perfect candidate to steady the canons, and when necessary, assist the horses pulling the wagons from the mud. No one is certain how many times he was kicked in the head by an irritable steed or knocked cold by errant artillery fire, but shifts in the young Vetter NullFreund’s perspective were clear.
At first, his quirks were easy to ignore, but in time he grew restless and stopped using full sentences (presumably to save time). Then much to his supervisor’s dismay, he reconfigured all of the communication devices to “listen to the other side.” He was formally dismissed from the Legion when he repainted the fire brigade wagon red with what was discovered to not be paint at all.
He soon disappeared and his whereabouts were unknown.
After years of fearing for the worst, the family discovered he had actually returned home immediately upon his discharge. Instead of wandering the land as they had suspected, he had boarded himself up in his room and had trained a small black cat to bring him food and water via the wall crawl spaces.
The family was thrilled to have him home and understood his desire for a “comfortable environment.” Affectionately, they soon began calling him Vetter Verstörend Vertraut (Cousin Strangely Familiar). Wishing to respect his privacy they largely left him alone, however, concerned for his health they devised a means in which to provide him protein rich foods, and on occasion, they delivered him playthings to help occupy his mind.
If you’d like to feel the awkward gaze of Vetter Verstörend Vertraut on a daily basis please visit ZeroFriends for prints.
"No. 31. Lepra tuberosa" by Scott D Wilson / Collage, 12” x 12" / 2013,
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"The Truth Lies Within" by Ransom & Mitchell, 2012
Currently on display at Varnish FIne Art as part of Ransom & Mitchell’s debut solo show “Smoke & Mirrors.”