My Dad was the one who first introduced me to the work of Frank Henenlotter and his cult classic Basketcase. As someone that loves a good campy horror film it was no surprise that Frank’s other movies such as Frankenhooker would end up on my list of what I personally consider a 90’s horror cult classic.
For those not familiar with the film, it is about a medical school dropout named Jeffrey who loses his weight loss struggling fiancée Elizabeth in a tragic lawnmower accident, and wants to bring her back to life. Using her saved head, he goes to the red light district in the city to find the perfect additional body parts he needs to recreate her….because “naturally I had to make some changes”.
Inspired by Patty Mullen, I drew a split face portrait of her as Elizabeth before and after the accident. It was done in pencil and chalk pastels. I call it “Tossed Human Salad”….
If you are familiar with the film you know that it was pretty much mandatory to do Elizabeth’s famous short circuit “Wanna date?” “Got any money?” facial expressions or it just would not be Frankenhooker.
My heart feels shredded at the news of Cleve Hall’s passing. He was a huge inspiration to me and my work. So grateful for the opportunity to get to know this artistic genius who in a world of technology and cgi he kept the artistic concept of getting your hands dirty and bloody alive!! Something most people know I wholeheartedly support! Which is how I was drawn to his work.
Thank you Cleve for teaching us to stay true to ourselves and our craft and to never give up on either. You will forever be a horror and artistic legend and I will forever be grateful knowing you believed in me! I will continue to look up to you in the stars.. keep shining!
The Rainbow Themed Artist Auction at @keepithandmade starts tonight on Instagram at 8pm EST!
Be sure to follow their page so that when the auction opens you can start to comment your bids! This Auction is going to be huge. There are multi-colored items as well as color specific items to choose from. Their page alone is worth checking out just to see how beautiful it looks with everyone’s colorful handmade creations posted along side each other!
I will have 2 multi-colored and 2 solid colored items up for bidding. I also made sure to have a little bit of everything since I have such a wide range of things that I make.
Here are the direct links to make it easier for you to find them…
If you can or can not bid PLEASE go support my work by going to the item listings in the links above and liking them. This shows up in your feed and helps others find my work. It also helps with the Instagram algorithm. Not on Instagram? You can still help by sharing the link to this blog post with your email contacts or with your social media followers. Support small business and the artists who still get their hands dirty to create!
Be sure to stop by their store and support their small business. They will be offering treats, raffles and tons of great deals on their amazing inventory (aka a collector’s dream come true) starting Wednesday, March 3rd for Customer Appreciation Days! Visit them this week at 1626 Wood St in Crete, IL and tell them Living Dead Girl Nicole sent ya! Don’t forget to check out my ready to purchase creations that are on display in their store!