“So then, what is Gothic art? To me it’s the tragic and the resplendent, the monstrous and the angelic, the ominous and the romantic. It’s this contrast of the horrible and the beautiful, whether in content or execution, that makes work Gothic. …Gothic art is in no way confined as such. The ghastly and the macabre all have their place, but sometimes it is simply the way such subjects are handled- imagine the Frankenstein monster standing amongst a rose garden if you will.” (Brom, 6)
Images clockwise from top-left:
Joslin, Jessica. (2006). Marcel. Antique hardware, brass, beads, horns, bone, shoe taps, glove leather, steel, glass eyes.
PeeMonster. (2005). Of Love He Spoke. Graphite, charcoal, and love on Bristol board.
Stoupakis, David. (2005). The Day the Frogs Came Down. Oil on board.
Conte, Christopher. (2005). Articulated Singer Insect. Antique mechanical parts and vintage Singer sewing attachment.