Art Imitates Life/Imitates Art


Long for the love of fragrance and flowers, more recently enamored with the charms of our eight-legged friends– any variation on this trio of fascinations combines to create such a profound artistic treat for me! Such were my musings when I contacted Lyla of Moon Flesh to inquire as to her interest in recreating, in elegance and embroidery, an other-needled variation on a similar piece of art acquired two years ago this August from Black Veil Tattoo.


I love my work from the brothers Murray so much–they translated the idea so exquisitely, so perfectly–but as it’s on the back of my neck I obviously can’t spend a lot of time looking at it.  I thought it might be lovely to have another artist’s take on the concept for a version that I don’t have to spin my head around like an owl or demon-possessed body, to see and appreciate. Thank you, Lyla, for making this happen!

Now… what manner or medium of this mania will follow? Graphite? An oil painting? Water color? Papercut? Photo recreation? Hm….!
What beautiful genius shall I connect with in the oncoming months, to create the next addition of this beloved theme?

2 Comments on Art Imitates Life/Imitates Art

  1. Jezebel
    June 7, 2019 at 10:33 am (2 years ago)

    Both of the pieces are SO gorgeous! What a great idea for a tattoo–and extraordinary line work and shading by the Murrays. They’re on the (short) list of peeps I hope to have tattoo me before I die!

    • S. Elizabeth
      June 7, 2019 at 10:59 am (2 years ago)

      I would love to go back and get this expanded somehow…I am picturing a sort of Miss Havisham-esque tableaux of cobwebs and decay and flowers and fragile vanity items!


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