Friday, October 30, 2009

Death Cart


Maybe it’s the weird braincase, or the tufts of hair, or the chips of obsidian for eyes——but this guy gives me the creeps.

He’s part of a Death Cart (Carreta de la Muerte) Made ca. 1890 near Taos or Córdova, New Mexico, United States. Philadelphia Museum, link. Happy Halloween!

7 comments:

Tyler J said...

Yikes!

I agree, he gives me the heebie-jeebies. Perhaps he's in that uncanny valley of abstract and real that's doing it (the skin color/quality really caught my eye).

Daniel.Z said...

I didn't even notice the dimly lit pupils at first. I jumped a little when I did.
Creepy.

Olaf said...

Aw, give the guy a chance - can't you see he's happy?

ted said...

Looks like he's straight out of Nightmare before Christmas. His creepy leer is so full of personlity it's spooky.

Stephen James. said...

This might just be the strangest thing I've ever seen on this blog. Perfect for all hallows eve though!

Keep on trucking James.

Henry Frank said...

It's the eyes, they're ignorant but menacing, a terrifying combo.

INDIGENE said...

I remember this being on exhibit! It gave me the shivers then and it does now! I hope you come to Philadelphia in the near future! :)