Thursday, 1 October 2009

Gallery 90

Sometimes an envelope comes in and when I open it, the art inside blows me away. Never more so than the package I received yesterday from Mr Cavin, in Washington DC, USA.
Everything about the contents oozed class, so I've not only published the four cards that Mr Cavin drew but everything else that came with it. All illustrations are in ink.
"The Process #1: Materials"

"In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to other eyes as mine see it." - Michelangelo

"All works of nature created by God in Heaven and Earth are works of sculpture." - Benvenuto Cellini

"The Process #2: Construction"

"The Process #3: Fluids"

"The Process #4: Electricity"

Here are the extra details that made the package so enjoyable.
The first two are protective backers that held the cards safely in transit. Does V.F. stand for Victor Frankenstein?

This is a drawing that was on the greetings card that Mr Cavin wrote his message on.

And finally, even the envelope was beautifully illustrated

Mr Cavin wrote that he has been following "A Patchwork Of Flesh" since about gallery 14 when he was traveling in Southern Vietnam, making it difficult to send an entry himself. He put the project off until his return to the States and has spent weeks producing these pieces of art.
A big thanks to him for the time and effort he has obviously put into them, I'm sure you'll all agree it was time well spent and that the results are gorgeous.


  1. a gem!

    excellent work and the amount of effort shows.

  2. These are amazing, & I want to see more!!!

  3. the devils in the detail

  4. An incredible collection - genius!

  5. I was lucky enough to see these peices in construction. Mr Cavin, they turned out beautifully. I love the two I didn't get to see as well. "Fluids" is great!

  6. A wonderful piece, an art gallery all its own! Impressive! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Fluids is überkool ! I love the kinda "sixties" graphic composition !

  8. More proof to what I've always known! There's definitely something special about Mr C... a truly amazing artist, he sent me an original piece one time illustrated on an airport coctail napkin and it's stunning in it's detail and originality. Also, look no further than any of the comment sections to any post on my blog (that he graciously contributed to) and you'll find some of the most thought provokingly clever analysis / observation anywhere about pre-code horror comics.

  9. Wow. Hey thanks everybody. I'm really touched and sort of overwhelmed by the responses here. Glad you liked this stuff. If I get any more ideas about Dr.Frankenstein and his creature, I'll be sure to put them in the mail.


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