The stark yet beautiful photographs you see in this post were taken by Danish photographer Cathrine Ertmann and are part of a series entitled About Dying. The series documents the journey that the human body takes from death to burial. There's a fascinating piece about Ertmann's work here.
“In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly hatched butterfly is about to die. This tragic story was constructed using dead insects gathered from forgotten attics and tool sheds, between window panels and cobwebs. It combines a number of animation techniques from classic… Continue reading Erään hyönteisen tuho / The Death Of An Insect
A few weeks ago I was talking about my desire to set up a publishing company after previous attempts had failed. Well, I have some great news. I now have a business partner and a company in the making. Ladies and gentlemen, NordLand Publishing has been born! If you are interested in what we’re all… Continue reading NordLand Publishing
If you would like to see your creative work featured and reviewed on Wyrd Words & Effigies, don't hesitate to get in touch. I established this blog (and soon to be magazine) with the goal of celebrating all that is strange, and like nothing better than spreading the dark word about oddities that I believe… Continue reading Spreading The Dark Word
Made out of chocolate... Another chocolate delight What sort of cake do you want for your birthday? Oh, I'll just have an abdominal surgery cake with the truffle intestines thanks Mum. Chocolate baby heads Marshmallow brain Anabelle de Vetten of The Conjurer's Kitchen is one of a kind. It's not every day that you happen… Continue reading Chocolate Baby Heads And Abdominal Surgery Cakes
Tonight (US time) something dark and wonderful will open in Brooklyn, New York City. The Morbid Anatomy Museum includes a library, a classroom, cafe, gift shop and gallery for temporary exhibitions. The exhibition they're opening with tonight is entitled 'The Art of Mourning.' My heart jumps just thinking of all the gloriously morbid artifacts and images… Continue reading The Morbid Anatomy Museum