Fly Leg Eyelashes
August 5, 2010 7:31 PM   Subscribe

Fly leg eyelashes. Just what it says. Good luck sleeping after seeing this.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey (37 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Now all we need is her batting a tiny animated Aeon Flux out of there and the circle will be complete...
posted by oonh at 7:34 PM on August 5, 2010 [16 favorites]

This. Is. Disturbing.
posted by ~Sushma~ at 7:39 PM on August 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

This is one of those crimes that punishes itself.
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 7:40 PM on August 5, 2010 [3 favorites]

Missing the "brundlefly" tag.
posted by yhbc at 7:42 PM on August 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

[this is bad]
posted by radiosilents at 7:44 PM on August 5, 2010

Oh dead insect limbs, when will you ever not be sexy?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 7:46 PM on August 5, 2010


Jessica Harrison actually has her own site, with a portfolio of some pretty neat (albeit twisted) works of art.
posted by Gator at 7:50 PM on August 5, 2010

Now I want Venus Flytrap eyelashes!
posted by dolface at 7:56 PM on August 5, 2010

See, I parsed that as ((fly (leg eyelashes)), and I was all "What? Flies with eyelashes on their legs?"

And now it's not that at all and everything is terrible forever.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 8:00 PM on August 5, 2010 [13 favorites]

I would pay money for a footage from a hidden camera if someone wore these to a PETA event.
posted by resiny at 8:01 PM on August 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

She's got a thing for eyes: mouth eyes.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:15 PM on August 5, 2010

radiosilents: [tmbo]?

I really liked this. I would have liked to see them zoomed out, though.

Did she... did she glue them on? Or are they glued to a bit of plastic that's glue to her eyelids, like other fake lashes are? Hmmmm.
posted by Made of Star Stuff at 8:44 PM on August 5, 2010

For whatever reason I don't find this disturbing (but I see why other people would), I just worry that she'll get sick because the fly legs have germs on them.
posted by XMLicious at 8:45 PM on August 5, 2010

Ugh, that can't be sanitary. What were those flies crawling on right before their legs were amputated?
posted by jamaro at 8:52 PM on August 5, 2010

Sanitary? What, you think this is science? This is art!
posted by mendel at 9:12 PM on August 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

This is a wee bit more squeamish than when people were knitting with the fur their pets shed.
posted by foxy at 9:27 PM on August 5, 2010

Think of the flies! Now there are a bunch of 5-legged flies on my windowsill.

The mouth eyes thing was cool too, although The Corinthian was scarier.
posted by sneebler at 9:33 PM on August 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

This reminds me of the creepiest thing I remember seeing in my intro biology textbook.
posted by parudox at 10:12 PM on August 5, 2010


I thought metafilter was safe to read before bed. Turns out that today is the day I find out that's wrong.

Also, keep your [tmbo] out of my metafilter, Made of Star Stuff.
posted by komara at 10:16 PM on August 5, 2010

So I'm all what could "fly leg eyelashes mean"? It couldn't literally be fly legs, could it OH DEAR GOD.
posted by jokeefe at 10:42 PM on August 5, 2010

This reminds me of that website that had pictures of transexuals posing in lingerie made out of taxidermied rats, but I can't find it to repost it here. Anyone have the link?
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 10:57 PM on August 5, 2010

oh god my eyes
posted by rachaelfaith at 10:58 PM on August 5, 2010

Here, Buddha.
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 11:10 PM on August 5, 2010

Meh. Might look decent with a limited range of fashion styles, but not particularly alluring.

For horribleness...

Boob parasites. (not really)
posted by porpoise at 11:40 PM on August 5, 2010

Ah. If only I had a clown made from spiders, I tell myself.
posted by sebastienbailard at 12:41 AM on August 6, 2010

See my vest eyelashes!
posted by asok at 1:50 AM on August 6, 2010

Boob parasites. (not really)

I just saw this on reddit. Seriously, there is no need to bring that shit here, it's traumatizing. (Even if obviously fake.)
posted by nasreddin at 3:48 AM on August 6, 2010

Those poor flies, they'll never be able to land... *sniff*
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:59 AM on August 6, 2010

So am I the only one who thought the little fly legs needed to end in tiny shoes? Like a row of mini Rockettes? Just me?

Now that I come to think about it, depending on the species you chose, spider legs would be a lot more graceful and pretty-- but I'm guessing the artist wasn't going for graceful and pretty.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:25 AM on August 6, 2010

The harshness of the fly legs suggests sutures... so the results look as though the eye is emerging from a wound whose sutures have burst.

Which is even more disturbing than the fact that these are insect parts. Parts that have tiny spiky hairs and bits that would surely wind up in the eye itself.

I agree with Secret Life of Gravy--what's needed are some snappy stilettos, and teensy little fishnet hose. Maybe that would dress things up a bit... but I doubt it.

As far as artistic statements go, this seems pointlessly shocking.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:10 AM on August 6, 2010

This is great. So often I find myself with a surplus of fly legs, and usually I just end up snacking on them. No more!
posted by dirtdirt at 6:47 AM on August 6, 2010 [3 favorites]

Fly wings would have been cooler looking.

Also, I think her other art is more disturing than this.
posted by orme at 8:04 AM on August 6, 2010

Please, for the love of God, stop putting nasty stuff in and near your eyes.
posted by anniecat at 8:08 AM on August 6, 2010

She's an artist with a macabre sensibility, so this piece seems in place, given the rest of her collection. Whereas I find the fly thing disturbing from a health standpoint, from a artistic standpoint, I think it works. I think the viewer has a reaction, I think the viewer will remember the piece, and I think the piece is relevant social commentary. Ergo; modern art.
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet at 11:06 AM on August 6, 2010

Man, they aren't still kicking...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:16 PM on August 6, 2010

I feel like crying after seeing that.
posted by Catbunny at 2:30 PM on August 6, 2010

nasreddin - I just saw this on reddit.

*really* ?! I first ran into this in the bronze age of teh internets.
posted by porpoise at 8:05 PM on August 6, 2010

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