Seven Days…a Halloween Mini-series!
Because there are some things scarier than a multi-hour Tumblr outage, we bring you the second installment of our Halloween mini-series.
Nightmarish creatures—including, but not limited to, cats, frogs, bats, vultures, spiders, and snakes—are omnipresent in Canadian duo FASTWÜRMS’s work. So perhaps it is no surprise that, when commissioned to produce a work for the 2010 iteration of the recurring curatorial collaborative Beyond/In Western New York they submitted an eight-foot-tall owl with LED eyes the size of dinner plates. It does beg the question, however: What exactly would an eight-foot-tall owl nibble on for dinner?
Image: FASTWÜRMS (Canadian, both born 1955). Owl, 2010. Steel, fiberglass, LED lights, and polyurethane paint, 104 inches (264.2 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Purchased with funds provided by the Empire State Development Corporation Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund, 2010. © 2010 FASTWÜRMS