I've got tickets to see the New York Dolls in London this November so I'm using that as an excuse to share this video of them performing their classic "Frankenstein". I always thought that sadly departed bassist Arthur Kane would make a fantastic monster in silver platform boots.
Muchos gracias to the hot rod buildin', multi-instrument playin', Flamenco and Belly dancin' Brown family from Benfleet in the UK who sent in this bevvy of beauties that they created on holiday in Spain.
Mr Steve Brown (Pencil)
"Raul Rodrigo Diego Sanchez Frankenstein" by Mrs Susana Brown (Pen and coloured pencil) Caleb Brown (pencil) Than Brown, age 14 (Pencil and coloured pencil)
When I send out information about this project to people, I sometimes get asked, especially by artists and illustrators, what is in it for them. I thoroughly understand this reaction as that is how they make their living and their time is money. I try to explain that mail art is about giving your art away which not everyone is keen to do. Anyway to cut a long story short, I have uploaded the back of Wackystuff's postcard that came with his portrait. He has been giving his art away for many years and his philosophy on mail art encapsulates what "A Patchwork Of Flesh" is all about.
A massive thanks to Billy Mavreas from Montreal, Canada for sending in eight tear-stained monsters, all are in pen and marker. Please click on the links below to check out some of Billy's work, he is an artist, curator, cartoonist, makes comic books and has a finger in several other artistic pies.
I discovered this on another blog today and thought I would share it in case you've missed out. It is released in the USA in October I believe, I don't reckon it will get a cinematic release in the UK. It looks like a very affectionate homage to all things Universal in the monster department, even starring Ron Chaney, Lon Chaney Jr's grandson.
Back from a week on the very sunny Isle Of Wight, plenty of top quality Frank art waiting for me when I got home which I will share with you over the next few days. Here is a natural monster I made on the beach using sand, seaweed and pebbles. I bought a cool tin on Monster Bandages which you monster maniacs might appreciate, here are some photos, shame the puffy sticker free prize wasn't Frank but never mind.
I am attempting to amass a large collection of portraits of Frankenstein's Monster in as many different styles and in as many different media as possible as an ongoing art project. The only stipulation is that the size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (standard artist trading card size) and that each card has name, date, title and anything else you care to add on the back.
I welcome cards from both amateur and professional artists.
I will be leaving blank cards with instructions and mailing address in galleries, colleges, art shops, on buses, handing them out in the street and wherever else I can think of.
If you are reading this and would like to get involved, please send a portrait to:
A Patchwork Of Flesh 45 Silversea Drive Westcliff on Sea Essex SS0 9XD United Kingdom
Each card I receive will be uploaded here to produce an on-line gallery, I then hope to put on an exhibition of these cards in a gallery.