Monsieur Ted

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—Ted Basdevant

My partner is away for a while and he’s taken the camera with him, so new photos will have to wait, sorry.

STRANGE CUSTOM & WEIRD HABITS DOLL

Trichophagiac Vampyr (In a state of feeding frenzy)- September 2014

The first Trichophagiac Vampyr is believed to be born from the angry spirits of the Philistines that were killed by Samson in biblical times.

 All following Trichophagiac Vampyrs are the descendants of the first; you do not become one, you are born one. Symptoms develop at puberty. Unlike the “common” vampire, they feed on hair, and have no need but a certain taste for blood. To tell the truth it is unclear why they even carry the label of vampyr since they have little in common with the “usual” vampire: they do not fear daylight, they are mortal (although live for about five hundred years), they can not “infect” anyone and they can even feed on their own hair.

The feeding frenzy only occurs if the subject has not fed for a period of 28 days, and therefore rarely if ever happens as they quickly learn (or are taught beforehand) to avoid it. However if the feeding frenzy does occur, it is believed that the mouth extends from ear to ear, the eyes turn white and a zombie like behaviour occurs, but craving hair instead of brain. 

STRANGE CUSTOM & WEIRD HABITS DOLL

Atiena Parvana - September 2014

It is unclear where Atiena comes from; her name means “Moth, guardian of the night” and is a Swahili and Parsi mix, leaving her origins uncertain. What is known is that this individual is practically never seen during the day (be thankful for those exceptional photos) but is most active at night. She protects moths and night creatures in general, which in return find food for her. Atiena thrives on freshly dead animals (although she never kills, she is a scavenger), but is also known to feed on roots and berries. She has a very strong hypnotic power which is her main defence and protection, along with an ability to vaporise.

Strange Custom Dolls

I started on a hand-customised doll project. Almost finished the first two … and let’s say they’re quite dark.

Everything fades I
Mixed media, A4, Sept 2014

Everything fades I

Mixed media, A4, Sept 2014

Defaced V
Mixed media, Sept 2014, approx A4

Defaced V

Mixed media, Sept 2014, approx A4

Phantasmagoric Account series

untitled photos - 2012

Sorry for lack of posts, I am caught in the real world.

Detail of work in progress. Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

Detail of work in progress. Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

Filthy Rich Lonely - August 2014
Mixed media, approx 33 x 25 cm, original photo by Tony Drayton.

Filthy Rich Lonely - August 2014

Mixed media, approx 33 x 25 cm, original photo by Tony Drayton.

Heart on his sleeve like a badge of honour.

—Ted Basdevant