The upcoming art corner at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland features two of my favorite artists in the whole world. Inspired by early cabinets of curiosities and the mustiest corners of old museums, critter curators and sculptors Leslie Levings and Shing Yin Khor unveil a collection of strange and wonderful beady eyed things in The Corner Museum of Dubious Beasts.
These are just a few of the critters that will be in their two-person show. I’m also excited that Leslie and Shing will have a collaborative piece in the Supah Mashup Art Party! Both shows open on Saturday, May 11 with a reception from 6-10pm. Hope to see you there!
One day two Beastlies discovered a Beastlie ornament hanging from a Christmas tree. They had never seen a Beastlie ornament before and invited him to hang out.
First, they checked out all the beautiful presents under the tree. The lack of thumbs made opening them impossible so they moved on.
“There’s this place called Trader Joe’s, and they make these amazing cookies called Peppermint Joe Joe’s!!”
“And this is how you eat a cookie! OM NOM NOM NOM!!”
The Beastlies soon discovered their love of adult beverages. ”I don’t know what vodka is, but it’s freaking delicious!!”
Knute didn’t quite care for the flavor, but he finished the rest anyway.
They decided to read each other a bedtime story. Unfortunately, none of them knew how to read so Knute turned the pages after an appropriate pause.
After a long night, they decided to take the Beastlie ornament home.
Knute didn’t know why the tree made him uneasy. But it did.
“Well, that was fun. But there’s no place like home!”
Thanks to my friend Grace for participating in the photo shoot and providing the Christmas tree, standing Beastlie, and Beastlie ornament. Knute is my Beastlie. Also, thanks to Leslie Levings for creating these wonderful Beastlies!! See full size photos here. Originally posted 12/19/10.
I had hoped it wasn’t too good to be true, and artist Leslie Levings has confirmed: “Okay! Well, it’s out of the bag now, so I can tell you guys that I am in fact working with JJ and Bad Robot to make an animated thing with the Beastlies!” Beastlies fans rejoice!! Congratulations Leslie!!
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