Insect Vs Fairy To The Death
August 29, 2007 8:26 AM   Subscribe

Artist Tessa Farmer sculpts nightmarish scenes of winged insects being attacked, harnessed & even ripped apart by tiny skeletal faries. Partially found via.
posted by jonson (16 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This is pretty cool.
posted by nasreddin at 8:41 AM on August 29, 2007

Yikes! Cool and creepy.
posted by arcticwoman at 8:57 AM on August 29, 2007

Hieronymous Bosch would give it 4 stars!
posted by R. Mutt at 8:57 AM on August 29, 2007

posted by Burhanistan at 9:10 AM on August 29, 2007

That is way fucking cool. Thanks, jonson!
posted by dersins at 9:37 AM on August 29, 2007

wow the detail is amazing.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 9:45 AM on August 29, 2007

Christ that's frightening
posted by p3on at 10:39 AM on August 29, 2007

Is it wrong for me to feel sorry for the insects? Still, this is pretty interesting.
posted by malaprohibita at 10:54 AM on August 29, 2007

great post. thanks.
posted by Espoo2 at 11:27 AM on August 29, 2007

Well, that's something you don't see every day.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 12:15 PM on August 29, 2007

This looks potentially great, but it's so hard to render things like this photographically, that I really want to have a look at the originals. I'm not sure if some of these photos are that great, either. Hmm. I might try to go and have a look at these next month.

posted by howfar at 3:52 PM on August 29, 2007

Cool. I'd rather see someone creating a fascinating world with their art as opposed to fashioning a nothing world and defying you to get or appreciate it, as so often happens now.
posted by toma at 5:48 PM on August 29, 2007

The tiny fairies and hell's angels she creates from plant and tree roots ...
Wow. Just wow.
posted by barnacles at 9:19 PM on August 29, 2007

These are great, they really are, but why does the blurb accompanying artists' work have to be so damn turgid?

a tool to realise imaginative possibilities that might otherwise linger unseen

I realise that's a quote from the artist herself, but I wish the people presenting the art had sufficient confidence in the work to let us view it wihtout this sort of overwritten, quasi-intellectual nonsense.
Still, this really is good stuff. Thanks again, jonson.
posted by bunglin jones at 9:35 PM on August 29, 2007

that is just plain nasty - and very cool
posted by pyramid termite at 10:15 PM on August 29, 2007

Damn creepy. Thanks again jonson.
posted by tula at 9:28 PM on September 6, 2007

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