Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Dreams of the Hungry Ghost
How's this for some fine envelope art? This sender printed this and affixed it to the back of the envelope. Of course I am quite taken with the bat wings.
Here's a closer look at the artwork. The painting is called Dreams of the Hungry Ghost; the artist is Colette Calascione. Her website is not for the faint of heart, and some of her paintings are very... graphic, so be warned. I find her combination of magic, symbolism and realism to be riveting.
I mustn't neglect to share the excellent vintage stamps on the front; I love the v-mail dearly and the sleepy hollow and bill of rights are fine offerings, too.