The Sweetly Scary Creations of @scotthove
To see more from Scott Hove’s strange and beautiful cake-themed series, follow @scotthove on Instagram.
The sweet but sinister works of Los Angeles artist Scott Hove (@scotthove) are characterized by fierce jaws and other dangerous elements ensconced in ornately decorated cakes. “Are these themes in conflict or in harmony?” asks Scott, who seeks to at once draw-in and repel with his creations.
“Cake decorating is not normally associated with the fine arts,” explains Scott, “but when I saw the emotional power of the medium, it was apparent it needed further investigation.” With that, Scott’s “Cakeland” series was born. While his works of art are not edible, Scott’s methods—chronicled on Instagram in great detail—are drawn from baking. As he explains, “I enjoy learning diverse traditional decorative techniques as a hobby and applying them to my art.”
You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while.
"Moonlight in the Parlour" - handmade full moon marble and white topaz ring.
~Thick, black velvet draperies are tied back by golden ropes dripping with giant tassels. The autumn moon’s glow floods the parlour with soft light. Looming outside the parlour’s towering windows, she is a round pregnant beacon in the dreary night sky. She casts her proud glow o’er the small cemetery below, as the night breeze playfully strokes the branches of the willow tree. Forever keeping quiet vigil over the dead.~
Inspired by the romantic allure of Victorian mourning fashion and culture.
i know a guy who’s related to thomas paine and that’s the first thing he will tell you about himself. his phone background is a portrait of thomas paine. you’re a thomas pain in my ass
Photographer Paul Koudounaris has made a name for himself by photographing the mysterious dead: mummies, skeletons, ossuaries.
The enchanting subject of his recent project Heavenly Bodies are the never-before photographed relics of Europe’s Catholic churches, said to be the bones of Christian martyrs. These remains were taken from underground tombs and enthroned as objects of worship.
The opulent adornments that surround the remains (i.e. wigs, gemstones, gold lace) reflect the decadence of the late Middle Ages, when churches ornamentation became more elaborate and extravagant.