Saturday, October 11, 2008

Swan Bones Theater

Visit the Swan Bones Theater to explore the hauntingly beautiful Art of Kelly Louise Judd. It's no wonder that she's one of my favorite artists, she sites many of the same sources of inspiration like: the Victorian era, fairy tales, abnormal psychology, and Renaissance Art. This is one of her paintings titled: "To Wed a Beetle"

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While I was exploring the Swan Bones Gallery looking for an image for this blog post...I was trying to put my finger on the feelings that were stirring up inside of me. Finally it occured to me that they were the same feelings evoked by the Gothic fiction literature I read at a very early age. (I was in grade school when I first read Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell Tale Heart") Or when I saw/heard Rasputina for the first time. It's the same feeling I get when I stumble upon anything darkly divine and beautiful. Ya know what I mean?

Oh, yes... in additions to painting she also creates fine art dolls, illustrations, jewelry, greeting cards, and sweet little boudoir pillows. She has a few original paintings available through her website. Fine art prints of her dolls and illustrations, jewelry, and other goodies are available in her Etsy shop! Kelly is also a team member of Etsy's Cabinet of Curiosities!

1 comment:

Heather said...

I've always loved her paintings! So beautiful. You have a curiously beautiful blog here!!~