Sarah Winchester was convinced that her family was being haunted by the spirits of all those killed by the Winchester rifle. She built a house for herself and the spirits, 24/7, 365 days a year for the next 38 years.
Ron Ulicny is a Portland based artist with an self-described inherent tendency to make “stuff”.
His viscurrealistic fabrications are insanely well-crafted and unique acts of intricate, physical little monuments of art. This one stuck because of the weirdness that is Sarah Winchester– and because it’s a a damn cool skull- but his miniature designs of tiny little things are very smart and incorporate all the miscellaneous mediums you could dream of. Another personal favorite is Spew, a take on language featuring Scrabble letters.
“I tend to like things that already exist”
– Jasper Johns