Chomp. or whatever kind of noise a giraffe makes

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View from Sophie Calle’s studio. She says that the stuffed giraffe’s head reminds her of her late mother whose similar expression hovers over her as she works. Creepy and kind of awesome at the same time.

An Abby Goodman creation. I saw these hybrid creatures at an exhibition at the Poissant gallery awhile back. They’re really delicate and beautiful in person. I know butterflies are often thought of as serene and pretty little things, but they really creep me out. I used to try to catch them when I was young until my mom told me that they had poisonous powders all over their wings. I caught one of those Monarch butterflies once, and being the rebellious kid I was, I touched the butterfly’s wings. It was the eeriest feeling. I could feel the butterfly trying to move but I had pinched its wings together so hard it could barely wiggle. It wasn’t just the powders that got to me. I could felt every little single feeler on the the butterfly’s wing. I let it go immediately, and even though I only held it in my fingers for a brief second, I still felt the feelers all over my hands. It gives me the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it right now. Yeah. I said heebie-jeebies.

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artist. homebody. cinephile. slow book collector.

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