Tentacular-Spectacular!

Dan Hillier: "Deeps" c/o Under Vhoorl's Shadow

Art week continues.

Tonight, it’s the turn of Dan Hillier. Not enough people know his work, although I seem to remember he did make the BFA longlist for this year.

He specialises in “altered engravings” – meaning he takes an original engraving and, umm, alters it; usually by adding skulls or tentacles. They’re… well, they’re eldritch.

We’ve got Mother and Father hanging at either end of our dining table, and they tend to draw comments. These have ranged from: “Hmmm” to “Awesome” to “Good god, they’re revolting.”  And just like with Ben Baldwin’s stuff, there’s a couple more I have my eye on.

I’m very fond of the ones we have – again, something which draws comment: my raging squid-phobia is well-noted, so why on earth would I want tentacles on my wall? Because I just do. And because I love these pictures.

Cthulutastic.

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2 comments

  1. Zalgo! He comes!
    T̡̜̩̳̲ͧͪ͌̚͠͡é͛͊͋ͫ͏͏͕̫͖̻̰͇͈ń̏̎̆͆̐̓͊͘҉̗͇̼͎̭ṫ̴̢̹͍̮̼͓̎̍̀̔ͦ͗̂̓a̷̱̤͕̥̹͖͍̮̅ͮͤ͗̈́̚͟͞ͅç̙̙̩͓̳͈̾̍͆͆ͩͯ̔̚͞ͅl͑ͪ̈́͂͂҉̨͓͍̗̪̲̳͎̹ẻ̘̩̱ͮ̀s̶̲̟̟̝͙͎ͩͤͩ̋̚͘͝,͍̤̥̟̅̍ͦ̚̚̕ ̻̦̫͙͇̟̣̌̉̃̊̇͢͡w̧̟̼̹͇̻̍̊̒̾͢ͅh̶̨̦͕͇̖̭͊̏͢y̷̐̈́ͦ̀͋͏̣̳̱’̤̟̦̪̫͆ͣ͐ͫ̇̂͞d̗̥́͂̐ͧ́ ̯̙̳̳͕̳͐̏̊ͩ̓i̢̦̘͈̱̭ͦ̊ͥ͑͐͂͌͐t̸̼̊̽͒ͮ͆ͧ͘ͅ ͐͌̍͛̄͌ͪ̊҉̣̱͔̮ḩ̱͔̦͚̗̯̠̼̯͆a͉̳̭͈̙͎̅̉̋́̈́͊́̋v̡̋ͦ̐͞҉̭̗̬̗͙͖̫͖͕e̸̖̤͔̰͖̮̲̘ͮ̓͛̏̓ͣ͐̃̚͟͜

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