Saturday, May 12, 2012

Awful inspires Awful

Taken by me at an arts & craft show somewhere in Kansas
Don't those fairies look strangely familiar?
Well, they should.
Yes, it's Jasmine Becket-Griffith's Spirit Maidens, again, brought to you by the wonderfully offensive dedicated folks at the Hamiton Collection.

O.o, check out the description:

"Embark on a quest to feel the spirit's guiding presence with a first-ever collectible fantasy art fairy figurine collection featuring fairies and their spirit guiding friends by acclaimed fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith, only from The Hamilton Collection. Your mystical journey begins with Issue One, Moonheart, the Spirit of Strength. Soon, your mesmerizing collection continues with Issue Two, Dreamsky, the Spirit of Vision and additional collectible fairy figurines, each a separate issue to follow."

So, there's MORE!  Oh wow, that wacky artist lady (who will remain unnamed, because I was too busy taking pictures and making fun of her work to pick up her card) to be INSPIRED by. 
I'm betting her next painting will look something like this:
Don't even get me started on the owls...

Oh, did I completely forget about all those antlers and dead animal skins draped on that artist's table?
It was like a taxidermist explosion plus turquoise.  Because when you think turquoise, what's the first thing that comes to mind?  

No, not that. 

Not that, either.  

No, the sacredness of nature that can only be experienced by surrounding oneself with dead things. (that's the theory anyway)
Oh look, driftwood.
What's sad about all this is that we have a large, active Native Community here.  I wonder how many walked by this booth and thought, "Wow, that's bad."  I'm not so much offended as I am annoyed.  It would have been so easy for the artist to ask someone, "Do you think it's too much?" 



  1. That's disgraceful to sell and make profit from the Native American culture like that!

  2. Jasmine Becket-Griffith need to stop making millions of dollars from her disrespectful twist on other peoples cultures......

  3. You are sick people who have no talent and no morals, you probably will move in on other down trodden people you are sick

    1. Awww...Nothing like being called "sick" on Christmas Eve. So, who are the "down-trodden people" here? You must not be talking about about me or my relatives.
      The bad artists, perhaps? Boo hoo for down-trodden artists who make their profits exploiting another culture and promoting out-dated stereotypes!
      Sure, I'll move on to other "down-trodden" people, perhaps bodice-ripping novelists and bad screen-writers...