The Art of Darkness

Artist Travis Louie

January 16th, 2008 by Cobwebs

EmilyTravis Louie’s wonderful, whimsical acrylics are done in the style of formal Victorian portrait photography; it just happens that their subject matter is a little bit on the peculiar side.

Many of the portraits in his gallery are accompanied by descriptions which are nearly as entertaining as the pictures. There’s Ophelia, last monarch of the sea monkeys; Hypno-Krampus, who hypnotizes children into believing that they are chickens or chartered accountants; and The Vamp, who came out of Scotland in the 1860s, reappeared on a USO tour in 1940, and was last seen as one of Joey Heatherton’s backup dancers.

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