Jeremy C. Shipp
I think this is going to be the last time I host a Tenant for a while. I almost didn't advertise this time but once again I fell victim to the siren song of those easy credits. LOL Not that you can really do anything with those credits once you get them. Just play more battles on Battles of the Blogs. And that's what I do with them.
Anyway, my new client runs the blog Haunted House Dressing. His name is Jeremy C. Shipp and he's a published author with this being his official website.
To the left is art from the featured artist on Shipp's site this week. It seems very appropriate for St. Valentine's Day. The person in the drawing is willing to give up their heart. Literally. I guess we've all thought our heart was being torn out from time to time--I guess Morten Bok was trying to illustrate that idea. It's an arresting piece!
Jeremy's got such a pretty site and so much original content that he's great to visit. However after reading a lot of that content I'm quite puzzled as how to proceed.
Haunted House Dressing really covers a lot of territory. It's got poetry and short fiction by Jeremy as well as many essays. In one, The State of American Foods, written in mid-October he really lambastes the food industry in the US and even compares their products to intentional genocide. A bit strong, perhaps, but it shows how Jeremy is quite willing to make a statement!
Each week there's a profile of an artist. This week is Morten Bak, aka ketchup-suicide, a 25 year-old resident of Denmark and a multi-faceted artist. Definitely worth a look. His use of colors--even that dreaded purple color!--is sparse but very effective. Probably more so since so many of his works only have a few splashes of color. Often red.
And of course there's the photo / comic strip Recycled which Jeremy does himself. The picture at the side are taken from the photostrip. Quite unusual, huh?
Again, a picture taken that can be used with Saint Valentine's Day. Pumpkin loves the moldy banana but the banana just says goodbye. It just brings you back to that picture at the top of the post--where the heart is being offered. *sniff, sniff*