Drawing on inspiration from witchcraft and folklore, London based designer Jay Briggs creates lusciously dark garments and headdresses using a wide range of unconventional materials including entire wings and hundreds of beetle shells.
I don't know about you, but I'm in awe of the meticulous, yet deeply disturbing taxidermy by artist Enrique Gomez De Molina. Molina does, however, face up to five years in prison for importing the bodies of endangered animals. Molina claims that his art works “to bring awareness to the danger faced by a… Continue reading Disturbing Taxidermy
One day, in the not too distant future, I will have a house which will be famed for its weirdness. It will be a house people in the local supermarket will talk about under their breaths, as they wait at the meat counter for their ham to be sliced. It will be the kind of… Continue reading Creepified Taxidermy
Taxidermy has been something that has fascinated me since childhood, and when I stumbled across anthropomorphic taxidermy I felt an almost overwhelming urge to study the field, and put my dark mind to work. Anthropomorphic taxidermy is what inspired artist and sculptor Thomas Grünfeld to bring two animals together to make an entirely new specimen.… Continue reading Bat Fawn & Friends
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
Wyrd Words & Effigies has been in action since May 2013. In the months that have passed since then, many interviews have been conducted, with all sorts of creative beings who aren't afraid to explore the darkness and the treasures it hides. Underneath you’ll find all of our interviews to date, for you to browse… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies: The Definitive Interview List
Adorned Immortal, established by artist Marilyn Hammer, creates some of the most distinctive accessories I’ve ever seen. All the pieces are utterly unique, with a raw, primal feel to them. Marilyn makes the most of recycled materials, and the bones and skins left behind by creatures who’ve passed. Please could you explain the services Adorned… Continue reading Interview : Adorned Immortal
Wyrd Words & Effigies had the exceptionally good fortune to engage in a conversation with Sarah Bartell of Nature Punk. Nature Punk creates a wide array of artwork sourced from wildlife materials, and also sells a extensive variety of curious knick-knacks from around the world. Can you please describe how Nature Punk came into being?… Continue reading Interview : Nature Punk