Otto Dix, The Seven Deadly Sins
Aye-aye is one of the strangest looking primates. They can only be found in the north-eastern parts of Madagascar. They are nocturnal and usually at the altitude above 700 meters of rain forest trees.
It has specifically designed middle finger which is used for extraction of food from trunks, braches and hard shells. Aye-aye taps a branch with its finger and listens if there is any sound of moving insects or larvae inside. If the movement is detected, aye-aye will make a hole with sharp teeth and use its middle digit to scoop the prey.
The ancient legends of Malagasy considered it the symbol of death due to its scary looks and eerie call. They believe that if the long pointed finger is pointed to any person, death befalls him/her. This leads people to kill aye-ayes on sight. Aye-aye is listed as nearly threatened species with 1000 left on the wild and it is currently under protection.
'ESCAPE' - an animated short film by Skyler Brown
Some beautiful new work by David Stoupakis recently exhibited in his solo show Ashes to Sorrow at the Last Rites Gallery. Horrific and alluring, these lushly colored paintings have a fairy tale-like quality, as female figures pose in scenes beneath stormy, foreboding stormy.
1480-1490 Hieronymus Bosch The Garden of Earthly Delights, Paradise,
William Blake—The Great Red Dragon and the Beast from the Sea
Whip spiders (Amblypygi)
Amblypygi form a separate order of arachnids alongside the spiders, scorpions and others. They are harmless to humans. Amblypygids possess no silk glands or venomous fangs. They rarely bite if threatened, but can grab fingers with pedipalps, resulting in thorn-like puncture injury. They are found in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Some species are subterranean; all are nocturnal. Amblypygids range from 3 to 23.6 inches (7.6 to 60 cm) in size according to legspan. The first pair of legs act as sensory organs and are not used for walking. The sensory legs are very thin and elongate, have numerous sensory receptors, and can extend several times the length of body. Typically, the animal holds one of these legs out in front of it as it moves, and uses the other to probe the terrain to the side. Amblypygids will consume any appropriately sized prey. Most of their diet likely consists of insects.
Some brutal imagery from the gore comic “Crossed”
i wana fucking read this haha