I don’t do too much talking these days
Edouard Labrosse (b. 1983, Lyon, France) - Untitled, 2012 Paintings: Oil on Canvas
"The Girl Who Lived on the Bottom of the Sea"
There once was a girl who lived on the bottom of the sea
Born with gills in her neck, it’s the only place she felt free
Swimming and floating, to be left alone was her wish
Living a peaceful life amidst the coral and fish.
But growing up on dry land, they called her “The Wretched Gill Girl”
Cruel people kept her in a cage, and sneers and jeers they would hurl
She endured their mockery and laughter, so jealous and petty
Until she escaped from her prison, and dove off the jetty.
Bidding the surface world “adieu”, she made a new life for herself
Formed a country of her own, deep between the continental shelf
Leaving those awful folks behind, she has no more reason to frown
And when the ice caps finally melt, she can watch them all drown. :-)
(Starring the lovely poetess Tam from Street-Heart-Posts.tumblr.com!)
The slightly disturbing Comic Artwork and Illustration of
Everytime I flip through a “Plump Oyster” comic book I get this warm, damp feeling as if the room had suddenly become intensely humid. I get lost on adventures with his crazy-eyed characters, always sweaty and always drooling, in a land filled with strange alien like flora and oozing orifices. I have been transported to the ‘world of the oyster’ and I love it there!
Since 2007, Brisbane based Benjamin Constantine has been steadily building his strange universe through his Plump Oyster comics and paintings. His work has been featured in many national street press magazines as well as international publications like VICE, Rabid Rabbit and Secret Prison.
Check out his comic ‘OYSTER FACE’ - A 40 page comic book about a boy who was evicted from his river-side apartment 50 miles away from the beach and took it upon himself to evolve into shellfish and live in a dank, wet rock-hole by the sea.
He keeps giving me the earl grey, but I don’t say a word #lovebird #wip #lolafineart