A new gallery, so I don’t go empty-handed. Click to see “Cathouse”, shot with my brand new Lumix two days ago in Donegal, Ireland. All photos ©Zoetica Ebb 2014
“What he wanted was colors which would appear stronger and clearer in artificial light. He did not particularly care if they looked crude or insipid in daylight, for he lived most of his life at night, holding that night afforded greater intimacy and isolation and that the mind was truly roused and stimulated only by awareness of the dark; moreover he derived a peculiar pleasure from being in a well-lighted room when all the surrounding houses were wrapped in sleep and darkness, a sort of enjoyment in which vanity may have played some small part, a very special feeling of satisfaction familiar to those who sometimes work late at night and draw aside the curtains to find that all around them the world is dark, silent and dead.”
–Joris-Karl Huysmans, Against Nature
Second to last day before The Great Off-world Voyage of 2014. I’ve been packing scarves into their holographic envelopes, packaging the last of Patreon thank-you prints, hand-cutting fancy Alien Botany labels (thought we had enough, but you guys keep ordering stuff! Thank you ♡), and taking care of other work-related minutiae before G and I head to Slovenia and Croatia on Monday. I also wrote a note of thanks for my patrons. It’s unbelievable how much you’ve helped me accomplish over the past few months.
Meanwhile, G was off fetching supplies (helloo, UK-military-issue canteens!) and handing out little thank-you prints to all our regular farmers market vendors. This led to unexpected gifts, and he returned with loot and tales of teary eyes and big thanks. I’m almost glad I couldn’t join him – I hate goodbyes.
We’ll have a couple more weeks in Ireland when we come back from vacation, but the end of our time on the Emerald Isle is nigh. I’ve never been happier anywhere I’ve lived, and although I know most of that has to do with where I am personally, it’s going to be difficult to leave.
Alas, new horizons await! I’ll be offline until October15th.
Heads up to everyone who has asked about my wearable art phone cases for the iPhone 6: Nuvango just made them available for preoder. Enter code 60FF6 at checkout to get $6 off. Offer ends on Sunday, 9AM Eastern Time.
Considering a new career as cow portrait photographer. “Bovine Boudoir Inc.”. Photos shot yesterday near Five Finger Strand, Donegal, Ireland.
Achtung, comrades! This week is your last chance to get your booty and the booties of your loved ones into the A/W run of Alien Botany, the wearable art collection. Preorders close this Sunday. Get thee to the Biorequiem space-emporium before it’s too late!
Of note: the Hortus scarf in “Ash” is still around, the “Amethyst is sold out. And, in a fortuitous twist of fate, all scarves will ship this week! Yes, even if you ordered leggings and a scarf.
The Alien Botany A/W wearable art collection is only available for another week. If you like intergalactic flora, cephalopods, and combinations of the two, we suggest you get your butts into these leggings before they disappear from the face of this planet.
This elaborate print began as an original Alien Botany drawing then became wearable art, designed with the body in mind. Otherworldly tendrils slither and slink around your stems to flatter and showcase your assets with polished flair. This is the Future – dress for the occasion!
Supremely excited to divulge something I’ve been developing over the past couple of months: my collaboration with Nuvango (formerly known as “Gelaskins”). We’ve just released a series of Alien Botany skins and cases for all sorts of phones, tablets, laptops and even Kindles. And! Playstations! Click here to explore the plethora of stylish possibilities.
To kick things off, the folks at Nuvango put together a fun, five-question interview, where we discuss alternate futures, no-bullshit advice for aspiring artists, traveling and really quite a bit of stuff, for just five questions. Plus - a dark secret: REVEALED.
Second teaser from my editorial in Auxiliary Magazine #34, wearing “Mimus” Alien Botany leggings. You have just under two weeks to get yours, before preorders close on September 21.
You can see the first teaser here. Get this issue of Auxiliary for the first in-depth interview about my Alien Botany art series and clothing line, as well as just about everything from style, SciFi and the art world, to living the cosmonomad life, working in multiple mediums and finding balance.
And much more of this editorial I conceived, styled and art-directed.
My birthday month London shenanigans just got documented on Biorequiem! Check out Photo Flurry 142 for delicious, magical and shiny fun♡