Textile art by Mister Finch
Self-taught artist Mr. Finch creates animals and other objects that seem to stem from Alice’s Wonderland. Inspired by the rolling hills and mossy woods near his home in Yorkshire, Finch forms flowers, insects and birds that fascinate him with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour.
He then goes hunting for vintage textiles – velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress or a vintage apron – and transforms them into all sorts of beasts and toadstools. According to Mr. Finch, his figures are “storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten”.
I LOVE THIS
Horse with bifurcated hooves.
"For the first time in 35 years, a new mammal is discovered in the American continents. Native to Ecuador and Colombia, the olinguito is the newest member of the raccoon family." [smithsonian]
Off-topic post, but it’s interesting and cool and you should care.
Apparently a zoo (I forgot which one, but a zoo in the US) had one and didnt even notice. They thought it was a different animal which is a relative of the raccoon…..they owned one in a zoo..and they didnt even know..