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!


Retrieverman said...

The "real" owl man:

Reid Farmer said...

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

Chas Clifton said...

Yes, I second the Gorey reference.