Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jon Rappleye

Jon Rappleye Picture 8
Jon Rappleye, Merciless Beauty, 2008

Jon Rappleye Picture 1
Jon Rappleye, Like to the Infinite Mountains, this Refined and Splendid Host, 2008

Jon Rappleye Picture 3
Jon Rappleye, From the Throats of Birds Hidden Among the Foliage, 2008

Jon Rappleye Picture 5
Jon Rappleye, Night Dwelling, 2008

Jon Rappleye Picture 7
Jon Rappleye, Tangled in Slumber's Reason, 2008

Jon Rappleye Picture 4
Jon Rappleye, Relic, 2008

Jon Rappleye Picture 9
Jon Rappleye, Tree of Life, 2008

Jon Rappleye Picture 2
Jon Rappleye, A Litany in Time of Plague, 2008

Jon Rappleye Picture 6
Jon Rappleye, Fantastic Planet, 2008

All images found here.



Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I kinda love the beautiful chaos with all the random animals together. Thanks for sharing!

Addict said...

Eerie and beautiful at the same time. wow!


Pretty Little World said...

I think that the first two are my favorite, though I like the fact that he uses the same sort of technique in all of these, and yet each image feels completely new and different from the others.

Heather said...

I liked them all. I also really like the new picture in your header! Way awesome!

todayandeveryday said...

Ooo, I love it when you bring us these interesting artists!

Hanako66 said...

these are insane

and i LOVE your new header... hilarious!

Prairie Chicken... said...

Awesome! very random and interesting.

Iva said...

WOW!! I'm sorta at a loss for words right now. They are really interesting. I have to go read about the artist! Supper intriguing. I adore the names of the work and I love the octopus around the tree in "Tangled in Slumber's Reason" THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing these!!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

No sir, I don't like it (spoken in the horse voice from Ren and Stimpy and if you aren't familiar with the horse voice, you really should be).

Seriously though, these pictures make me feel weird inside.

I'm loving the new header, though!!!

Alisa said...

I agree with Rita, don't like. Not sure why.

Lady Ren said...

these do not blow my mind- I like my mind to be blown.

Brooke said...

Actually, I really like these. I'm especially loving the peacock.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I definitely think Chic 'n Cheap Living said it best. "beautiful chaos!


I'm looking at your blog header and thinking "I knew this shit would happen with those fuckin' cats." Where'd it happen? Pomona?

vint junky said...

Oh i love them, crazy beautiful !


Dancing Branflake said...

I love his interpretation of nature. So intriguing and carries so much depth,

Lorena said...

Weird ... but I like your new banner !
What's with the zombie cats ?

Missy said...

Interesting! The squirrels scare me! LOL

blueviolet said...

Those are quite unusual!

Lynn said...

Looks like Dr. Seuss and Elvira had a child here!
So... How is the droll girl these days?

Phoenix said...

These are very intriguing - they make me feel the tiniest bit uncomfortable and frenetic, not necessarily a bad thing, although I think that means I wouldn't hang them in my bedroom.

I think I already told you but I love the new header. I'm assuming that's Los Angeles because I honestly don't know where else a battle between good and evil would pop up ;)

Chessa! said...

hmmm....I'm not sure how I feel about these. I love the details and the themes but still not sure.

...love Maegan said...

I love em because, like M. Ryden, from afar they look pretty and soft ...and then you ZOOM IN ...and not so pretty. Tricky. Lovely :)

Gabbi said...

His work is amazing dear Drollgirl! I love the mix of textures and styles... gorgeous.

Asylum Dolly said...

:0 Holy guacamole batman! (sorry, i know you're not batman). That first one is my favourite. It's the tentacles that win me over there. I'm not sure why, but octopus tentacles really draw me in. I remember seeing these chandeliers that looked like tentacles, and i wanted them so bad.
Oh, and yeah, the other pics rock too. The tree growing out of the deer horns is pretty damn cool.
To me it looks as though he is demonstrating the balance of nature- there is beauty but also cruelty, and this is how balance is achieved.I always look at the polarity of things though, so that's probably just my own personal interpretation. But whatever, interpretations aside, i find these aesthetically pleasing. I like!

cybill said...

Whilst I can't honestly say I like these, they are the sort of works that you never tire of looking at because you can see something different every time.

asweetcakes said...

What's up with these picture? I'm getting dizzy just looking at them. Don't know what i'm seeing?!?! *dizzzzzzy*

SabinePsynopsis said...

Love these slightly morbid, full of details, wonderful pictures.


these artworks are so rich of details. they are very delicately done. great recommendation.
ps. we love your new banner.



cerebral e said...

This is the sort of shit that I love.

I also love your banner. I am not a cat person (I know, controversial!) but I do love these cats.