I was first made aware of Fire and Bone when my boyfriend alerted me to a Kickstarter campaign that they ran back in the July of 2016, for their fourth collection. “Hey, come look at this Kickstarter I’m backing!” he called out from his office. I am ashamed to say that knowing the man’s proclivities, I may […]
I first became aware of Sara Deck’s artwork via her arresting and unsettling cover art imagery for Rue Morgue magazine’s Shirley Jackson tribute, and since then, I’ll admit, I haven’t been able to get her out of my head (please pardon the pun). The more I pore through her work, heavily featuring iconic dark genre sirens […]
To trace with the eye the sumptuous swells and ornate, swirling shadows of Jas Helena’s art is to be drawn into an evocative world of potent feminine mysticism. Appearing both demonic and divine (or, perhaps neither) against inky Byzantine backdrops, these saints and sirens, shamans and sorceresses beckon and beguile from the canvas; a tilt of an eyebrow or lift of a […]
The work of Chicago-based artist Lana Crooks beautifully demonstrates that reminders of our mortality need not be made of bone. So skilled is Crooks with wool, silk, and all manner of tiny found objects, that her delicate textile sculptures, faux anatomical specimens of human and animal skulls, bones, and insects, feel as lifelike as the references […]
Artist and art teacher Rebecca De Groot creates delightfully sinister works of functional art. From small objects to large tables, her wooden sculptures stand on delicate insectoid legs, each poised to skitter or skulk away the moment their owners aren’t looking. That is, unless they’d rather inch closer. De Groot’s sculptures are primarily made of wood (some […]
Chances are if you are a longtime Haute Macabre reader, you require no introduction to the charmingly spooky, gothic art of Abigail Larson. Her eerie illustrations, reminiscent of the gorgeously ghoulish story books and fairy tales that little gothling you never actually had on your shelf as a child (thanks, mom), have no doubt haunted you for years–and […]
Rooted in our current ecological crisis, Oakland based artist Crystal Morey creates beautiful anthropomorphic sculptures imbued with poignant emotion for her upcoming exhibit, ‘Delicate Dependancies’ at Modern Eden gallery which opened on October 14. The figures are made in milk- hued porcelain, which give the work a more fragile feel than previous bodies of work, […]
Through the darkness of future’s past, The magician longs to see. One chants out between two worlds… “Fire… walk with me.” Last year we featured the work of Arizona-based artist Benjamin Mackey, who treated us to the 22 major arcana of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck recreated using characters and imagery from Twin Peaks. There’s something uncannily apt […]
Photographer Crystal Lee Lucas recently released a series of images, “Through the Dark”. “Through the Dark” is a series inspired by moths that fly by night and through the dark towards the light. Ultimately, the moonlight is their compass and navigator but this path can easily become confusing, exhausting and deceiving. Crystal’s works all have […]
Please welcome S. Elizabeth to our growing team of staff writers! Sarah is no stranger to Haute Macabre, having contributed as a guest blogger many times over the years. She was a contributing writer for our friends at CoilHouse Magazine, on the BloodMilk Blog, Death and the Maiden, and was the creative force behind Skeletor […]
Ossuaria: A place to house the bones of the dead. Born from a marriage of two great loves of dissection and high fashion, Ossuaria creates wearable art from rearticulated specimens. I was continually captivated by the structures that support the body, and believed they were alluring enough to hold a place outside the skin as well. […]
Please welcome our guest blogger Ela Rogers to Haute Macabre! I’ve been following Ela for a bit on Instagram, and she recently posted a haunting image of this series. I contacted her shortly thereafter to see if she would contribute a piece about the project to Haute Macabre, and was so glad when she agreed. […]
The little witches and wonders of Memorial Stitches embroidery were restocked this morning, and sold out almost instantly. Inspired by Edward Gorey and memorial art, Carrie Violet, the artist behind these little wonders, will have her fingers busy over the next few weeks, and will hopefully fill her shop again for us. Visit the Memorial Stitches […]
Beautiful graphite illustrations by Los Angeles artist Lizz Lopez. Prints and even originals are available in her shop.
Thee White Witch, lost in the woods of time, photographed by Megan Acosta, with assistance by Jen Von Haunt. Visit Megan’s online profile at Thurn Daur.
Danny van Ryswyk has been slowly creeping into my peripheral vision for many months now, and his chilling figures have recently exploded into clear view. His 3D sculptures and digital art find their inspiration in Victorian Memento Mori, and an extraterrestrial experience at an early age influenced his monochromatic palette. Quiet and seemingly innocuous children are […]
The collaborative efforts of designers Sophi Reaptress and jewelry maker HVNTERGVTHERER, Crazy Love is a fashion film short of a recurring dream of a young woman who has mysteriously stumbled into a wake. Filmed on location at The Convent in Philadelphia, a DIY art commune, by the Between Pictures production company. Music provided by Chelsea […]
Sabat Magazine’s Maiden Issue launched this spring, and within it editor Elisabeth Krohn explores witchcraft in our modern culture. We recognized many of the artists and writers featured from our own backlog of posts here on Haute Macabre, and welcomed the many friendly faces to the printed page. “In my 1990s fantasy, Witches are the quintessential cool-girls. […]
The Mystic’s Deck with photography from Courtney Brooke and illustrations by Bill Crisafi calls back to the original mysticism of early playing cards, while embracing the feminine and classical symbolism of a time when humans and the natural world were more connected. The 54 card playing deck comes in a black soft carrying case and […]
New IG obsession: visual artist Emil Melmouth (@emil_melmouth).