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Baby Monster Candy Dish by askoi
Baby Monster Candy Dish
I made a prototype before Emerald City Comic Con but this lil guy is a single piece of cast resin, which means at long last, I made a mold. I can custom paint them in a variety of styles. Holds two moderate handfuls of "bite sized" candy, or a large stack of business cards, or a grippe of paper clips.  ;)
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Aloisius by askoi
Aloisius
The third Imp Skull I have made; this one is the first resin cast from the mold I made of the original; unlike his brothers Maladroit and Illvester, who were one-of-a-kind, Aloisius can be produced in quantity.

Not sure yet which of our catalogs I will be placing him in, but I will definitely have him at the HPLFF 20th Anniversary.
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Support something awesome and hey, you can get some super creepy things I made at the $75 reward level [some of my sketches will appear in one of the lower level rewards, but face it, you want three dimensional artifacts]

www.kickstarter.com/projects/h…
Lucy by askoi
Lucy
An interpretation of Hallucigenia that I painted, framed, and sold years and years ago [I know I showed it first in 2008 but can't remember when I painted it]. This is the best shot of it I have. I based the interpretation on an artist's attempt at figuring out a crushed specimen; of course back then, they still couldn't figure out which end was the head, and the lump at one end became an almost humanoid structure. More accurate renderings have made recent news.

It's an odd size, about 12x14 inches; all the pieces in this series were painted on canvas recycled from my great aunt's studio and were framed with salvaged wood which I decorated using a variety of found and sculpted materials.
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Disqualified by askoi
Disqualified
3.5 x 5 inches, acrylic and ink on recycled book page [varnished to archival mat board]

Normally with the Lost Pages series I explain what book the page fell from, but I'm going to leave everyone guessing on this one for a bit. :P
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Due to some issues with Etsy policy and analysis thereof, I feel more comfortable vending my skull replicas only in person or through Square Marketplace.

This is a link to the main moritorium.com page for the skulls; we'll be opening several new molds this week so the image and price list will change to accommodate that with the next update [badger skull, human fetus skull, human finger bones, cormorant skull will be added by 10/6; cormorant is in the Square Mkt already and the badger can be pre-ordered]

www.moritorium.com/skulls.html

The Square store is here:

squareup.com/market/catalyst-s…

Please note that I have been producing some of these skulls for 15 years, several of them are from original sculptures or carefully modified natural skulls - as wildlife protection laws permit - and they have been recast repeatedly by tawdry imitators. Anyone who has handled real bone can see the work and care put into our replicas. For not being museum quality, they are still serious reproductions.

I am not a hobbyist; Catalyst Studios is my job. Several of the processes my studio uses at this point were engineered by us in our basements and garages over that decade and a half, after the founding members learned the basic steps from a master craftsperson. We have many goals, but among them are sustainable, legal, durable, realistic, cruelty free costume props. We have supplied opera companies, dancers, musicians, haunted houses, hat makers, doll makers, puppeteers and more with no-harm, no risk skulls and will continue to do so for some time.

Prints, paintings, and some unique sculptural items will remain on the Etsy store for now, so if you are not boycotting said site due to the reasons I will not discuss here, the link is catalystkoi.etsy.com/  

Thanks for reading this. Feel free to ask questions. If the subject is legal or financial in nature please be professional and take it to email.

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Ann S Koi
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I make, therefore I am.

Job: Owner and founder, Catalyst Studios
Current Residence: Olympia WA
Gender: I gave that crap up years ago.
Sexuality: Elves.
Relationship Status: Married to my career.
Personal Quote: If you can't get rid of the skeleton in the closet best to teach it to dance (GB Shaw)
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Nushaa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. It really does means the world to me. :hug: :heart:
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sarumanka Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :la:
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JayelleCartoons Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!! Sorry I am so antisocial anymore. One of these days I'll stop hiding in a dark cave.
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askoi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
my roommate and i are having a low key bbq at our place on the east side of oly on Sunday - tomorrow, the 7th - if you feel like coming out and eating our meat

and meeting the lizard, lol
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XibXib Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch! :icontearplz:
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TheHillady Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
tnx for the watch ^^
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OokamiAkuryou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Thankyou for the watch and llama c: You awesome
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askoi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Likewise!
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4956 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
"Happy Birthday!!"
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