I’m not sure what this is…but it’s festive.
I think it’s hungry, too. There’s a real artistic clash going on here between the “folk art and tinfoil” aesthetic and the “art glass vase” look, and I’m not honestly sure who thought they’d go well together.
Of course, whoever thought this was a match made in heaven also, presumably, thought putting “nerf dart gun” suction cups all over the mask was a fine idea. That way, if someone was a few sheets too many in the wind, and just happened to throw the entire thing across the room, it might just stick to the far wall and work its way down with a series of delicate “pop” sounds. I like art with a plan.
Even at extreme close-up, I’m still not sure those aren’t suction darts.
This is one of those pieces where the eyes seem to follow you around the room. Be careful, you could cut yourself on one of those. Which would just be a total downer, particularly if you had one of THOSE sorts of parties and just bought yourself one of these things. You’ll regret it the next day, we promise.
Sometimes, we ask ourselves, “just what would Tim Curry wear to a Mardi Gras party?” The answer always comes back, “Probably not that..” Because Tim has class. And much better make-up.
The girl on the left has a sort of “Satan’s sheep” quality to her. I think the little hat says more “please admire my flippy floppy ears” than “I am princess, hear me roar.”
But…check out these cheekbones.
Wait, you CAN’T check out these cheekbones because there aren’t any.. The entire contents of his head were sucked out through his eye sockets, leaving a yawning darkness where his interior should be, his head turning into a pale, doughy mass that’s barely strong enough to balance a crown without a supporting structure of burnished copper. In some weird mockery of life they apparently replaced his chest hair with a salad made largely of frisee lettuce and possibly cottage cheese, possibly sequins, possibly frog spawn. I don’t want to come to the kind of parties these people go to, where the king is an empty gourdlike mockery of a monarch and someone has to staple the queen’s headpiece onto her forehead such that the queen-juice runs free. On the other hand, they probably look awesome with the black lights.
Strange candle-holder (?) from Goodwill on Parmer near I35. Royal Couple from Goodwill on 2222 and Lamar.