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Sweet Feast at the House of Pink Delights

Yes, it’s a brand new photo!  Sweet Feast at the House of Pink Delights was created for a food themed group show in Los Angeles opening in mid-October.  I had a lot of fun creating this piece, envisioning a delightful restaurant scene where diners are served a very special delicacy — kewpie heads stewed in a savory broth of ice cream, pie and cake.  Mmmmmmmm!!  And your wait staff for the evening?  Why — of course! — the presidents of the United States!  It’s Benihana meets the Oval Office.

On the right side of the photo you see the kewpie pantry.  Fresh, raw, kewpie heads, each the visage of cute, cuddly mischief.  John Adams oversees the pantry, handing off the choicest cuts to his fellow heads of state who march to the bubbling cauldron at the center of the House of Pink Delights, where smiling kewpie heads bob amidst the sweet treats.

On the left, Harry Truman marches a well done entree to a pair of enraptured diners.

How would you like your kewpie head prepared?  Pink?  Red?  Or candy coated Green?

More information about the exhibit and the special framing treatment given to this piece coming soon!

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Unbeknownst to her Creator, Eve longed to become a cheerleader

Exciting news in Wind-up Dreams land–we are now offering Unbeknownst to her Creator, Eve longed to become a cheerleader (shown above) as a limited edition print! Unlike our other limited editions, Eve is printed on beautiful Fuji Pearl paper to give the image a brilliant, metallic-like finish (all the better to enhance Satan’s fiery gaze).  And priced at just $125, it is now our lowest-priced limited edition.  While it’s currently listed in the etsy shop, it won’t be available for shipment until Monday, July 26th because we’ll be attending Comic-Con this week. (!!!)  Reserve yours today and add some devilish fun to your world for a decidedly un-devilish price.

If you’re going to be in San Diego attending the Comic-Con convention as well, please swing by Pannikin Coffee & Tea in La Jolla and see the latest photo and slide show extravaganza, Seven Signs of the Kewpie Apocalypse.  It’s running through July 30, so you still have time to check it out.  Speaking of slide shows, have you seen the incredibly fun stop-motion animation video for the making of Eve?  Well what are you waiting for?!?!  Check it out here on our newly re-designed Videos page.  And if you can’t make it to Comic-Con, don’t feel left out!  We’ll be tweeting live, so follow @johnpurlia and/or @windupdreams on Twitter to see pics of the kookiest costumes and undoubtedly hilarious overheard conversations about Star Wars, Futurama, and loads of other geeky fun.

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Last week at the Opening Reception for the “Seven Signs of the Kewpie Apocalypse” exhibit, people really enjoyed the stop-motion animation and time-lapse videos that were created for Unbeknownst to her Creator, Eve longed to become a cheerleader and Financial Freewheeling and the futile pursuit of the American DreamWe didn’t want to leave anyone out, so we’ve posted them on YouTube!  In the videos, you can see how the still life dioramas that eventually become the photos are created. The Eve video was created from 2,100 separately shot and edited photographs after the actual gallery photo was shot. The action was then storyboarded and the animation was shot in reverse. The entire production required about 8 weeks of work.

The Financial Freewheeling video was created from time lapse footage showing the construction of the photo.  The video was actually created during the deconstruction of the diorama, one shot every two seconds, then played back in reverse to create the effect of “building” the final scene. You can also watch the video, “The Fantastic Plastic World,” which shows the installations that were on display as part of the exhibit “And The Beat Goes On” at the New Puppy Gallery in Los Angeles last year. The four videos also feature super fun music by Fantastic Plastic Machine, Moby, and James Brown, and Nina Simone. The last new video that’s been posted is a retrospective of select works from 2004-2010. AND, we’re also excited to announce that these videos can be found on a newly re-designed Videos page on the Wind-up Dreams site. Feel free to leave comments and let us know what you think.

Of course, you can still see the videos and photos live! in person! at Pannikin Coffee & Tea, La Jolla, CA through July 30.

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Big news in the land of Wind-up Dreams…

My next solo exhibit, Seven Signs of the Kewpie Apocalypse, will be running from July 3rd through the 30th at the Pannikin Coffee & Tea, La Jolla, CA. Lots of fun surprises are planned including the latest batch of new photos, a separate room filled with custom framed Album Editions, and… my first video installation! Wind-up Dreams & Vinyl Nightmares goes live on the big screen (well, actually, a smallish 22” TV with a built-in DVD player) with stop motion animations, slide shows, and other visual stimulations to frighten and delight. The gallery will also be jammed packed with cute kewpies, killer robots, cheesy record albums, and alphabet blocks.

Fun for all!!

An opening reception is planned for Saturday evening, July 3rd, from 5 to 7PM (or maybe later if we can get a big crowd). Come on by and cower in cuteness as the Pannikin falls under the transformative spell of the…

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Mother puts a little something "extra" in the morning oatmeal to get her family off to a fantastic day!

Through May 31, three great photos will be 15% off on etsy.  To celebrate Mother’s Day on May 9, we are offering Mother puts a little something “extra” in the morning oatmeal to get her family off to a fantastic day! on sale.  She waddled around bloated and nauseous for nine months, the least you could do is show her your appreciation with this fun, lovely Limited Edition print.  Also in the month of May is International Jazz Day on the 29th.  We think Last Call at the Vinyl Alibi Jazz Club is a fantastic way of celebrating this art form we can be proud to say originated right here in the good ol’ USA.  Did you know that May is also National Photograph Month?  In honor of our anonymous little photographer in the gingham shirt, Leroy and his Singing Flamingos are invited to a rose garden soirée will also be 15% off.  Head over to etsy and check out these great deals and all of our other photos today!  Mother’s Day is a mere 6 days away, and we know you want your package delivered to mom on time.  Rumor has it moms have a knack for laying on the guilt, and we don’t want that, do we?

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Helen's trip to the fertility clinic dashes Walter's plans for a secret seaside rendezvous

Exciting news, folks!  On Thursday, March 4th and Saturday, March 6th, we will have an item featured in Etsy’s “Artwork for Every Room” Showcase!  The Showcase is a nifty feature on Etsy that displays the top-selling and favorite items of Etsy sellers.  Our first item, an Album Edition of Helen’s trip to the fertility clinic dashes Walter’s plans for a secret seaside rendezvous is priced at $25.00.  “Helen,” as she is affectionately known at Wind-up Dreams & Vinyl Nightmares HQ, will be linked for 24 hours from a prominent banner on Etsy’s home page.  The entire Showcase will run from Monday, March 1, 2010 12 a.m. ET until Sunday, March 7, 2010, 11:59 p.m. ET.  The renewal and regrowth of of Spring inspires many of us to clean, organize, and spruce up our homes.  Adding art work to your daily life can be incredibly fulfilling, so please visit and support all the wonderful art Etsy has to offer.

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Just in time for the holidays, we now offer smaller-sized editions of some of our most popular photographs!  Inspired by classic lp’s, we wanted to create photos that are the same high-quality as our limited editions, but at a lower, more affordable price. We now have 10 album editions ready for your purchasing pleasure that span work from 2006, 2007, and the Plastic Prophets series. (Some of these aren’t currently available as limited editions, so you have the chance to own a piece that is a completely new release!) Why buy another boring gift card or shower gel set when you can select something truly unique? Give something that shows you care and have excellent artistic taste. Not only will your photo arrive packaged with the utmost care, you will also receive a signed mini Certificate of Authentication and a fun Plastic Prophets photo sticker. At prices this sweet, no one will accuse you of being a Scrooge if you pick up a few for yourself. And don’t forget, all limited edition prints are still 30% off through December 31. From everyone here at Wind-up Dreams & Vinyl Nightmares, Happy Holidays!

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Untitled Christmas #2

Wind-up Dreams & Vinyl Nightmares is excited to announce its very first site-wide sale! From now through December 31, all limited edition prints in our Etsy shop will be 30% off. This includes all photos from the Plastic Prophets of Vinyl Redemption series, and the popular Final frame at the Cuius Deo Optimo OpenSearching for the perfect gift for those special, art-loving people in your life? Look no further! We have a piece that will wow your ever-devoted mum, sports fanatic brother, and good-times grandpa. And with prices this fantastic, who can blame you if you pick up a little something for your own wonderful self? After all, you do deserve it for having such exquisite taste.

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