The word ‘Grotesque’ has various meanings also because it has a long history. In ornamental designs it is used for those ornaments that are made of components that do not belong together, for instance when flowers and leafs are used in conjunction with animals -think an animal head coming from a flower.
The fluffy ornament design, or: the female tentacle monster 1
It started with a weird fruit and it ended with the female tentacle monster.
This version can be downloaded full print size from my flickr account under a creative commons license.
The fluffy ornament design, or: the female tentacle monster 2
It started with a weird fruit and it ended with the female tentacle monster. There have been weirder creation stories, like god being born from ice cream gone bad by Jeanet Winterson. Thank that being for creating crazier people than me.
I was totally inspired by reddit’s /r/fifthworldgonewild sub [warning: NSFW] and started making more and more porno for aliens. It is liberating in more than one way: it broadens horizons of what is considered sexual and sexy, it promotes diversity to also include the aliens among us, and it humbles me because I have to admit that there is so much more that makes my juices flowing than I ever thought possible (as you see on this page: pears can be so …. yummy). I collect them on my tumblr and I hope to make many more of them.
Another one that is inspired by reddit’s /r/fifthworldgonewild sub [warning: NSFW]
Purple Flower Ornament 2
There are two variants already, could be that more will follow.
Purple Flower Ornament 1
At the time of this writing I am working on the second ornament I am using this artwork in – I already published a preview to my facebook as a work in progress. I will publish them here as well, as soon as I am really satisfied with it.
Utu – A flower and leafes ornament / Anatomy I
Also called the porn-ornament by some. I want to make more of these. Anyone want a wall paper with stuff like this? I could make print this one very detailed with a with of at least 2.5 meters, probably more (didn’t check). Or I could simply add more and more and more. And more. I would like that.
New History (2004)
New History I is born from an attempt to recreate one of those huge tapestries depicting epical wars with monsters, and huge armies marching by, and the good king performing good deeds. All these tapestries have huge borders filled with ornaments. New History 1 was the first one, the one with the monster. It was supposed to be a series, but after a while I did not like number 2 anymore. Maybe I will continue working on it, maybe not, or maybe I will start a new series.
Size: 67x47cm @300dpi
Origin: Composition made with photos, scans.