This sterling silver ring features the skull(s) of a two headed girl/boy, fashioned in the style of Victorian mourning & the Latin phrase: "Memento mori", which means, 'remember your mortality' or 'remember you must die'. This is the first 'human' fragment I have done and was also created as an homage to one of my oldest obsessions, the conjoined twin. The title comes from Tod Browning's cult movie 'Freaks,' and explores my obsession with those marked with physical abnormalities as a personal metaphor for the visualization of internal psychic trauma, and how people are connected by these flaws and oddities.
The type of conjoined twin imagined here in ring form is the Cephalothoracopagus, which is when the head and thorax are fused, having two faces but sharing one body. This ring is also an exploration of the myth of the doppelgänger. It is believed that if you catch a glimpse of yourself within your periphery that it is a sign that you will die. However, I believe that the image of the doppelgänger can be seen as facing yourself or self-knowledge.
The ring is solid sterling silver and has a nice, slight heft to it. Ring is 1.5 inches long and sits .5 inches off the finger.$180 @ Blood Milk Jewels
True to its motto, “The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention”, our goal is to provide fans with an unrivaled experience by celebrating all aspects of genre films. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. The event is also extremely proud to have featured the rising talents of many Texas “Frightmakers” in screenings, panel discussions and Q & A’s.www.texasfrightmareweekend.com
Hammer Films is a film production company based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1934, the company is best known for a series of Gothic "Hammer Horror" films made from the mid-1950s until the 1970s. Hammer also produced science fiction, thrillers, film noir and comedies – and in later years, television series. During its most successful years, Hammer dominated the horror film market, enjoying worldwide distribution and considerable financial success.www.hammerfilms.com
Our Albagore & Zanzabelle Halloween Figures with matching benches are exquisitely handcrafted by renowned artist Joe Spencer. High-quality fabrics and thoughtful touches like glitter, buttons and shoelaces wonderfully complement these halloween figures' expressive, hand-painted faces.$59 @ Grandin Road
Todd Schorr is an American artist and one of the most prominent members of the "Lowbrow" art movement or pop surrealism. Combining a cartoon influenced visual vocabulary with a highly polished technical ability, based on the exacting painting methods of the Old Masters, Schorr weaves intricate narratives that are often biting yet humorous in their commentary on the human condition.
While growing up as a child in New Jersey, Schorr showed a compulsion for drawing at an early age and was enrolled in Saturday morning art classes by the age of five. Deeply affected by fantasy movies such as the 1933 classic King Kong and the early animated cartoons of Walt Disney and Max Fleischer, their influence along with comic books such as Mad would have a lasting effect on Schorr’s developing visual vocabulary.www.toddschorr.com
Ben Von Strawn is a designer, writer, producer, director who has been creating monsters for over 30 years. Both for himself and his business for Coca-Cola and Universal Studios. He lives and works out of his haunted house in southern California.www.benvonstrawn.com
We are a full service Makeup effects studio serving the Entertainment Industry since 1995. We also head up the makeup and hair department for Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights since 2006.
Our FX Faces are Hollywood quality foam latex prosthetics that are perfect for Halloween, Haunted Attractions, Productions and Parties! Each is made with Monster Makers Foam Latex System. We have 46 designs to choose from plus dozens of Professional quality makeup products to bring your creation to LIFE!www.boneyardfx.com
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The Proust chair by designer Alessandro Mendini in 1978 is a design icon. It was revisited by the company Magis with more modern materials.$934 @ Mathi Design
Nicoletta Ceccoli has illustrated many books in Italy, the USA and in the UK. Her work has been exhibited at the Bologna Children’s Book fair and several international galleries. Nicoletta was awarded with the Andersen prize as best Italian illustrator of the year and is also a four time recipient of the "award of excellence" from Communication Arts.
Her works are very rich in details, and filled with Dreamy like atmosphere. and an always new Scope.. even in old classic tales.www.nicolettaceccoli.com