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By Request.

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 461 Comments › )
Filed under Uncategorized at March 3rd, 2022 - 4:41 am

You got it.

The Angel of Death Quilt was designed and sewn by Nina Paley to keep little children under the blankets. Besides quilting and cartooning, she animates fertility goddess totems.

Yeah, she’s got fertility goddess quilts, too.

Two Awesome Things.

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 124 Comments › )
Filed under Art, Media, Music, Open thread at March 12th, 2019 - 1:02 am


John Philip Sousa was awesome.



by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 17 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Humor, OOT, Open thread at November 15th, 2013 - 2:00 am


For those of you who have never run across the artwork of Jim Woodring, you’re missing out on some of the most surreal (and sometimes disturbing) pen and ink work that I’ve seen. Woodring based a lot of his subject matter on hallucinations he had as a child, and decided to record them on paper.

His most recognizable character is Frank, a good guy who goes on bizarre adventures, often accompanied by Madame Pupshaw (sort of a cat) and Pushpaw (sort of a dog). None of the characters speak.

Although I’ve never met him, Jim Woodring did me a nice favor once, so I don’t mind suggesting that you visit his store for unusual gifts for the hard to get folk.

And that’s the perfect solution to a somewhat overdue Late Night Edition of
The Overnight Open Thread.

“I Am Eating Candy”

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 91 Comments › )
Filed under Art, Education, OOT, Open thread at August 22nd, 2013 - 10:00 pm

I Am Eating Candy

Although the book is over sixty years old, Viktor Lowenfeld described the childhood stages of perception, via drawing and painting, and included a section on the blind and deaf.

“I Am Eating Candy” is the title of a clay sculpture by an 11 year old blind and deaf girl who attended The Perkins Institution for the Blind in the late 1940s. It’s from a book entitled “Creative and Mental Growth – A Textbook on Art Education,” by Viktor Lowenfeld, Pennsylvania State College, published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1950. Here’s the full plate:
Blind Deaf SculptureLowenfeld was very perceptive and astute in using art to measure the mental progress of young ‘uns. His descriptions of the early stages of perception, via childhood artwork, is very interesting – beginning with erratic or circular scribbles indicating movement, to drawing faces without bodies, to heads with arms and feet, etc. In drawings and paintings, the most important features are often grossly exaggerated in size, huge hands for example. Cool stuff.

Speaking of grossly exaggerated cool stuff, it’s time for
The Overnight Open Thread.