I also added two new Limited Edition Custom Framed Prints in Upcycled Art Frames. Both of them are 5×7 and each frame is hand decorated by yours cruelly to match the portrait. As of right now these will only be available at Closet Collectibles!
One is of my my “Sweet Dreams” art piece of Robert Englund and the other is of my “Maybe Today Satan” art piece of Kiernan Shipka.
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!