1/11/12

Poe

In remembrance of his birthday...
1/19/1809


Edgar Allan Poe



An American author, poet, editor and literary critic. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

As a favorite and an inspiration for the latest..

The Masque of the Red Death


THE "Red Death" had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal -- the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men. And the whole seizure, progress and termination of the disease, were the incidents of half an hour....E.A.P.









Miniature clay Poe holds a raven (for which he's famously known for) and he stands on a pool of blood coming from the paper mache oval box which was collaged with pages from the actual short story. A red skeleton in the front with the author's name and "red death" collaged; also the short story's title. The box appears to have blood dripping down and cuttings have been placed around to emphasize the horror story. A small Gothic picket fence on the back top and the bottom of the box has a felt covering making this piece stand 7 inches tall.
Sold within 8 minutes of being listed this miniature is sure to make a Poe fan really happy!!



7 comments:

Amithigirl said...

Wow, that is quite lovely and I am a Poe fan:)

KNjewelry said...

Although I am not knowlegable person of Poe...I was very intrigued by your discription...quite amazing, really! Congrats on a phenominal Sale of this.

Stockannette said...

Soooooo cool!

MadeByHand said...

Amazing work, Maria!
Awesome art!

weird amiga said...

Ah, Poe!
I spent much of my tweens reading him... Didn't we all!? ^_^

Lindsay said...

Wow. Am a Poe fan as well, this is really beautiful.

Wendy said...

You do great work!!

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