GLITTERING SCRIVENER

MARIA DAHVANA HEADLEY'S MANUSCRIPTS, ILLUMINATED
FAMILY TREE OF STRING AND SISTERS - Richard Colman, Untitled. 
Illustrations for a large book of stories that isn’t written (far as I know).  Candles and bells, sainted spinsters, splinters, lions, bears. Colman’s iconography is complicated and fetching. The dead rising, the dead naked, the dead nameless, the dead vomiting trees and rainbows and string. It’s like Chekhov meets illustrations of the Russian saints meets prep school meets porny graffiti. 

Richard Colman, Untitled, 2006

- Richard Colman, Hanging Man Above Sisters, 2006

- Richard Colman, Untitled (?), 2006
Some of these paintings remind me of Helen Oyeyemi’s writing, particularly White is for Witching, which is a brilliant ghost-house, sister-woes Gothic, and which you should read. 
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You might also like: Girl Steals Train; Michelle Blade’s Apocalypse; Leonor Fini’s Useless Dress.

FAMILY TREE OF STRING AND SISTERS - Richard Colman, Untitled

Illustrations for a large book of stories that isn’t written (far as I know).  Candles and bells, sainted spinsters, splinters, lions, bears. Colman’s iconography is complicated and fetching. The dead rising, the dead naked, the dead nameless, the dead vomiting trees and rainbows and string. It’s like Chekhov meets illustrations of the Russian saints meets prep school meets porny graffiti. 

Richard Colman, Untitled, 2006

- Richard Colman, Hanging Man Above Sisters, 2006

- Richard Colman, Untitled (?), 2006

Some of these paintings remind me of Helen Oyeyemi’s writing, particularly White is for Witching, which is a brilliant ghost-house, sister-woes Gothic, and which you should read. 

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You might also like: Girl Steals Train; Michelle Blade’s Apocalypse; Leonor Fini’s Useless Dress.

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