Monday, April 23, 2012

Another Featured "Inspirationalist"

During a short burst of down time, my hubby and I were watching the Antiques Roadshow, in which we discovered a fascinating surreal artist, but better known as an illustrator of decades past. We were drawn into Edward Gorey not only due to his amazing skills, but his unique humor and likeness to Pierno Fornasetti.

I researched further into this fascinating being. How could I not have known of him? This whole living under a rock situation has to come to an end!
(Image via The Hub Review)

His work was mainly popular with children, although Gorey defined his work as literary nonsense, not particularly directed to anyone. Most of his work was mainly compiled of illustrations without words. Other works utilized anagrams and pseudonyms. He quoted in the Boston Globe as saying, "Ideally, if anything [was] any good, it would be indescribable." Enough said.
(Image via Brain Pickings)

When something strikes you in a way that is indescribable, and you find yourself consumed to learn more. It resonates. 
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Through my research of Gorey, I stumbled upon a blog that featured a couple hailing from Portland, who had terrific style. They also possessed a love for Gorey (and all things vintage)--the inspiration for their special day. Words cannot describe how much I fell in love with their wedding.
(See more for yourself at Jessica Hill Photography)