The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (detail), c.1550
Total lunar eclipse for the Americas on April 14th 15th 2014
wow… it’s a bit cloudy in beverly hills… but this shot is amazing.
Nixon & RoboCop
Skeletal Creatures Carved From Everyday Objects - Maskull Lasserre
Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre extracts the most delicate anatomical forms of animals and humans from common everyday objects like picture frame, hanger or a bed corner.
Born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta, he has lived in South Africa and Ottawa and now lives in Montreal. Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation, and utility. Elements of nostalgia, accident, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.
The Prince of Egypt Concept Art. - Paul Lasaine
THE SPINY FLOWER MANTIS
Native to southern and eastern Africa
While at rest Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii is well camouflaged. In fact, its imitation of a flower is so good that prey insects will attempt to pollinate it. Instead, the mantis seizes and eats them. P. wahlbergii is very aggressive and has the ability to kill prey several times larger than itself
The top photo shows the spiny flower mantis in a threat display, spreading its forewings,making itself appear larger, and prominently displaying its eyespots to startle would-be predators.
Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Mantodea > Hymenopodidae > …
Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Stål, 1871
Witches Tales (No. 22, Live Through… A Day Of Panic!, Harvey Publications, Diciembre de 1953) Ilustración de portada por Lee Elias