These lacy creatures are part of a strange and beguiling ongoing series by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, who has been wrapping ceramic animal sculptures in five-needle lace, handmade cotton crochet.
Each of the pieces “are ambiguously imprisoned/protected by a second-skin in crochet-work,” says Vasconcelos.
The sculptures themselves are the work of renown 19th century Portuguese artist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905).
"I don’t mind being criticised but I do resent some criticism of people saying ‘oh, he thinks he’s amazing, he thinks he’s a sex symbol’…What do you want me to do? I’m in this band now, so if I totally fucked it off I’d get slagged off for that." -MH
"I need to get myself together."
"Somehow today… I can’t seem to decide."
Emily Browning and Luke Grimes by Eddie O’Keefe
Emily Browning by Eddie O’Keefe
We go on a killing spree trying to find Elvis. It’s very dreamy, lovers with guns. Very Americana-feeling. I love that shit.