What’s cooler than sticking caterpillars on your face? Why, sticking octopus on girls, of course! Daikichi Amano is the self-claimed ‘perverted master of fish and girls’ photography. His work is subversive, yes, but also interesting, chilling and beautifully strange. In Japan, frogs and octopus and even insects are considered food and after using these creatures in his work they are indeed eaten. I guess it’s similar to me posing with a steak on my head? I’m not sure if they are alive at the time of the shoot though, so perhaps it’s nothing like that at all. At any rate, I thought you guys would find his work interesting so here are some images:
There is an awesome interview with Daikichi Amano on Dont Panic Online magazine’s site. What makes it so special is that Daikichi’s english is not too good and they made no effort to interpret. This leaves the reader with straight forward questions which are answered in puzzling, beautiful, bizarre prose. It’s a must read whether you like his artwork or not.
In other octopus news…
There’s an octopus bracelet available in my etsy shop. It’s made from polymer clay I form by hand, illustrate in pen and ink and is attached to a lovely silver plated thick wire bracelet which is adjustable and shiny and stuff.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by my table at the TRAshion show at ARTpool on Saturday night. Your positive response to the new jewelry line was really encouraging. To everyone who bought a piece or picked up some GingerDead greeting cards and extra thank you.
If you are local and mildly insane, you can stop by and see me this Saturday at being ‘the art of living’ around 6:43 am until I’m too cranky, tired and hot to stand it (i’m guessing around noon). I’ll be outside with some special deals on jewelry, etc. for the annual St. Pete Sunrise sale. (I’ve lived here for over 5 years and it’s the first I’ve heard of it but apparantly it’s been happening for 30+ years) The trolly stops right in front of being on 4th street north. If you wear jammies, you’ll get a free gift inside the store. I have a feeling I wont be sleeping the night before so I should be loopy and easily taken advantage of. hoO!