Monday, October 24, 2011

The Owl Man

Unexpected new art, a gift from local sculptor- polymath (and probable cousin of some kind; see below-- we share "origin myths", though have not checked genealogy, and McCabes are rarer than most of my old books), Sigrid "Nina" McCabe, like me a committed incomer.

He is cute and even pretty but rather spooky-- echoes of Bosch, Penitentes, old Spain, and maybe of medieval plague doctors with their protective beaked masks. Lib adds Gorey's Doubtful Guest-- I can see him there, too.

A fitting Halloween addition!

3 comments:

Retrieverman said...

The "real" owl man:

http://www.amazon.com/OWLMAN-OTHERS-JONATHAN-DOWNES/dp/1905723024

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/chris.mullins/Mothman%20(red%20eyes).jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owlman

Reid Farmer said...

He IS spooky! I like him. Just in time for Halloween

Chas Clifton said...

Yes, I second the Gorey reference.