Strange Animal "EYES"
2 “eyes” from Malena Barnhart’s "Strange Animal", 2019, 3D filament and bachelor party beer pong balls, each one is 1.5” x 1.5”.
One evening while painting in my art studio late at night I looked over to where "Strange Animal" was on display for an exhibition we had just opened the night before... AND IT WAS GONE! I heard an eerie scrabbling noise coming from under the door of the bathroom. I flung open the door, flipped on the light, and looked around. The moment I looked up it was too late. The thing was on me like a huge sticky web. It was all I could do to reach the machete that I have sitting by the toilet and cut my way loose. I made it out of there gripping a piece of its pulsating mycelia like tentacles connected to what I assume to be two of its many "eyes". The creature has somehow found its way back to Malena and I believe she’s trying to find it a forever home.
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