The Art Of The Occult

Sarah here! Is this a good time to make an official book announcement for The Art Of The Occult (Quarto/White Lion Publishing, September 2020) complete with a cover reveal and pre-order links? Times are weird and dark and scary right now. Sharing and celebrating this accomplishment with you all feels like a tiny ray of light. See […]

Darkness Within At The Creeping Museum

“Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within.”  The Creeping Museum’s new collection, “Darkness Within“ is inspired by Shirley Jackson’s much beloved novel, the exquisitely unsettling The Haunting of Hill House. Comprised of the works of twenty artists, each offering from “Darkness Within” artistically interprets various different eerie passages from the […]

The Apian Artwork of Aganetha Dyck

Many artists find inspiration in the natural world, but few collaborate so directly with it as Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck. Since 1991 Dyck has been creating sculptures with honeybees by placing objects into specially designed apiaries where the bees industriously cover them with patches of honeycomb. The finished pieces have a haunting, otherworldly feel that’s reminiscent of the “Takiawase” episode […]

Spooky Sirens & Scream Queens: The Art of Sara Deck

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 […]

Revelatory Feminine Mysticism: The Art Of Jas Helena

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 […]

Memento Mori in Felt: The Art of Lana Crooks

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 […]

Beautiful Monsters at The Creeping Museum

The Creeping Museum is the nonprofit creative vision and labor of love conceived between two friends and a grilled cheese sandwich in a North Portland laundromat in the spring of 2016.  Their remarkable mission? To help artists and independent creators give back to their communities by turning their strange and unusual work into tiny pieces of affordable art in […]

Art That Creeps: The Sculptures of Rebecca De Groot

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 […]

Summoning Spirits with Daniel Danger’s Mystifying Oracle Spirit Board

The work of New England-based illustrator and printmaker Daniel Danger is permeated with beautiful melancholy. Each exquisitely detailed new poster in his ever-increasing oeuvre feels like a glimpse into a ghost story. Danger creates shadowy portals that reveal grief and heartbreak manifest as abandoned houses, their resident ghosts made visible to our eyes alone, phantom memories struggling to remember […]

The Blackbird: Death’s Own Violin

Please welcome Maika Keuben to our growing team of staff writers. Maika is the co-editor of Archie McPhee’s Geyser of Awesome (I recommend setting aside many hours to fall down into that glorious rabbit hole). You may find her on her two tumblr pages, Liquid Night and Analogue Visions, and on Instagram as @LiquidNight.  Zig, […]

Between Fable and Reality: The Art of Darla Teagarden

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 […]

Etsy Shop of the Week: vladimirsart

Finnish illustrator Vladimir Stankovic creates portraits and biological illustrations inspired by mythology, cryptozoology, science fiction, and fantasy. I am particularly enamored of his portraits of The Greys, but his Etsy shop offers a wealth of prints ranging from the Abominable Snowman to some wonderful mash-ups of cephalopods and beetles, the Cephalopodoptrea. The Grey V, Print, […]

DZO Olivier

Sometimes something as simple as medium makes all the difference. French artist DZO Olivier’s pen and ink drawings on bone, part of the “Stones and Bones” series.

En Passant: New work from Jeremy Hush

Recently opened at Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, the solo exhibition ‘Curioso’ from Philadelphia based artist Jeremy Hush is on view until this Saturday, June 29. Featuring his signature delicate ball point pen renderings and muted watercolor washes, the new works find inspiration in childhood nostalgia; in particular the synthesis of the dark and whimsical aspect […]

Aberrant Necropolis

One of my favorite photographers, Ellen Rogers, is hosting a print sale for the next two weeks to help fundraise an upcoming project she has planned. Working only in analogue, she has been a huge inspiration to me, producing organically ethereal images in soft tones, invoking feelings of magic and mysticism in each frame. I’ve […]

Cassandra

I’m not sure I could be any more enamored with this print from artist Tom Bagshaw. Entitled “Cassandra“, it is available in limited quantities on 1xRun.com.

Voila!

Strange and pretty things for the home from LA’s Voila! Gallery. I want this little guy bicycling up and down a very long hallway… [ad name=”post ad image”]