Sunday, January 29, 2012


As if being devastated by monsoon floods weren't bad enough, it seems the people of disaster-laden Sindh, Pakistan (circa 2010) were also the recipients of a more surreal holocaust: SPIDER TREES.
This has made the rounds on the mainstream interWEB I'm sure but it was too terrifying for me to resist.
The general consensus seems to be that the flood waters drove billions of spiders and other insects up into the trees where they then sealed them in ghostly cocoons. The people of Sindh said they have seen nothing like it before yet apparently no formal scientific analysis was made. National Geo sent photographers who insist that when you stood under these things lots of tiny, tiny spiders would fall on your head. This has been heavily contested, many say that certain moth larvae or other silk spinning worm types are more likely to be blamed. But in the end does that really make this any less of a nightmare made flesh? Yet another relentless, overwhelming example of the wonder/terror that is the natural world.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meyoko Skulls

by MEYOKO AKA Melissa Murillo

Emma Bennett

Oh gosh I love these. Absolutely marvelous work by Emma Bennett.
I wish I could just sit quietly for a long time and watch a person paint something like these.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NIGHT HEIR portraiture

Sean Barry Sam Rosenberg
These are some images I did for my band NIGHT HEIR.
We are writing a new album, which is very exciting but it's also putting some brakes on Lexicon productivity so my apologies...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Evan T. Wellington

I met Evan briefly at a somewhat experimental creative community in Portland known as Milepost 5. A good friend of mine curated a nautically themed opening there entitled The Devil And The Deep, which is currently up through the 31st of January. For the show Evan assembled a ghostly black ship pieced together from all kinds of old wood and metal. Later, while wandering the halls I discovered more work by Mr. Wellington, including in particular this hooded gem. It may have a title which I do not know but I was rather taken with it.