Teddy Ruxpin as Medical Specimen: art by ericailcane


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Erica il Cane, 2007

Erica il Cane
(AKA ericailcane AKA "Eric the dog") would be the perfect illustrator for that macabre children's book about vivisection that Edward Gorey should have written. In his etchings and drawings, adorable anthropomorphic creatures interact with labeled skeletons or watch as their own organs are neatly exposed. Disturbing, creepy, amusing, with a dash of pathos. Some of the drawings appear inspired by the European tradition of medical moulage - except instead of langorous, lovely women, these anatomical specimens resemble Teddy Ruxpin and his ilk:


Back in January, Erratic Phenomena had a great write-up on this secretive Italian artist - it's well worth checking out. In addition to drawings and etchings, he also does graffiti art, installations, animation, etc.


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Over at SciencePunk I've just posted something similar - CAT scans of stuffed toys, Barbie dolls etc.

I'm a huge fan of the old art-science mashup of old anatomical drawings, and Eric's work is a nice twist on it.

oh, c'mon now PP admit it. I would be way better if there was a CareBears series...

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