October 28, 2009

From the Library of the Evil Orchid

This post now resides on my other site 50 Watts:

29 comments:

  1. Fantastic work--in all senses of the word!

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  2. An honor to've participated. This site's been the source of much pleasure and interest. I always look forward to what you dig up next...

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  3. Also happy to have participated! Thank you for running it, there are some seriously stunning pieces here.

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  4. Wow. All the entries are great. I love your 1. and 2. winner. Another one of my favorites is the ex libris by @ndy paciorek.

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  5. Holy sweet crap these are great.
    Had I entered, I would have gotten my arse whooped.

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  6. really good works !
    i've just discovered your blog and damn there is so cool dopes there !
    (sorry for english, i speak parisian english)

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  7. You must be really pleased with the response to the competition, it was a pleasure to participate (your deliciously deviant list of elements to incorporate was irresistible) - also another great pleasure to wander through the excellent set of entries.
    Thanks :}

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  8. What an amazing array of talent!! Congrats on inspiring so many people to share their work!!!

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  9. Wow. I am blown away. Everyone is amazing. I'm about to propose marriage to this Penny person. Excellent work. Glad I could be a part of this!

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  10. Thank you, I am truly honored.
    There is much to enjoy here, it's completely unbelievable how some people's imagination produces this truly haunting beauty.

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  11. I too am very honored, and so impressed with everyone's fantastic entries!

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  12. I was SO looking forward to your post today and it did not disappoint. Each plate is full of imagination and it is an honor to have been selected as part of this amazing group of talent. Thank you so much- what an inspiration!!

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  13. It's exciting to see this great work! These are all really inspiring.
    This was fun.

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  14. Wow! I'm going to have fun checking all of these artists out. Thanks for throwing this art party Will.
    Cheers!

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  15. How fantastic! What an excellent group and selection of pieces. There is enough great stuff here for a most excellent newspaper zine thingy :)

    BTW, do you know Aeron of Monster Brains? I feel like you guys should team-up on a series of posts!

    -Ryan
    (same hat / electric ant)

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  16. Thank you all for the kind comments. I hope everyone is having fun jumping around to the artists' websites.

    Ryan, I'm thinking about ways to preserve this artwork. I'll bat around ideas with the contributors and report back. (Look forward to Electric Ant issue two!)

    I'm a big Monster Brains fan and we have linked to each others posts a few times. It does feel like a good time for a team-up.

    Will

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  17. Great artworks inspired by an excellent source. Will, little do you know but I spent a great deal of time working on a piece that I intended to contribute to your contest. It became a very time consuming illustration which I wasn't able to finish in time for the contest, but I will be finishing it at a later date. You can see an early unfinished version of it here - http://i33.tinypic.com/112fjfa.jpg

    It is an insect like beast feeding on the brains of a corpse headed flower. A grotesque garden with a nightmare beast pollinating the unusual plantlife.

    And yes, a collaborative post would be a fun idea.

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  18. Regarding Ryan's suggestion, I do think a new print version of Der Orchideengarten would be a fantastic idea. I'm curious if anyone involved in this contest, Arthur Magazine perhaps? Would have the means to put together a new print version of this? It could be a limited affair, say 500 copies with limited color, I think that could be an affordable project to pursue for anyone interested in it.

    I have very talented artist friends that I could get involved and I would be more than happy to contribute a finished version of my piece for it.

    Something to think about anyway.

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  19. http://rhondanaconda.blogspot.com/

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  20. Wow! These are all so great. Congratulations, Michelle!

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  21. Am in heaven!! just Wonderful!!

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  22. You are all winners: outstanding artists one and all!

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  23. So much wonderful and terrific stuff, happy to be included and thank you for the inspiration!

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  24. I just discovered this blog(via Bouphonia) and I am terrifically impressed by so many great artists!

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  25. so much beautiful work...sigh...amazing!

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