Friday, 2 July 2010

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Some cheesy Keatsy vampy illustration:

Wednesday, 5 May 2010


I'm interested in biblical and historical women who've gotten a bum wrap.

Oh Salome, I thought that

once we could have loved one another,

if it weren’t for all those little things

like the severed head that you kept

in the cupboard,

fresh and wet, still on its platter.

I didn’t think it had to matter.

I wrapped it up in old newspaper,

moved it to the chest freezer in the garage,

placed it on a box of pheasant casserole.

Told you it was time to leave the past behind,

but I kept catching you in there,

freezer open, staring at his glassy eyes,

picking snowflakes from his hair.

Whispering frozen words into a frozen ear.

Words I didn’t want to hear.

I decided to pretend that there was nothing

going on, but I still couldn’t introduce you

to my friends. You didn’t have

a sense of humor and I was worried

that one might offend

and then there’d be an awkward scene

where you’d compare me to your ex.

I thought my love could help you

to rise above this boiling anger,

that your beauty could somehow compensate

for all that hate,

but even your body was

as vindictive as it was divine.

When you undressed,

so slowly, each item at a time,

you held my gaze, until finally

when you stood before me,

and turned your back, I noticed then

that even the ridges of your spine

spelled out ‘revenge’.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Ernest Hemingway....

...was a looker in his day.


This lovely little film by Stan Brakhage was made by sticking bits of moths and garden stuff to sticky tape and then running it through a projector.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Vamp Rag

I'm taking a class this semester on Vampire literature so for our first assignment I thought I'd have a crack at making a little comic. It's super cheesy and unashamedly gothy, but sometimes that just hits the spot. Faces have been donated by Jesse Morris and Coco Fennell. Crows: artist's own.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010