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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grandad's House of Horrors

"There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone."

I awoke in a lather of sweat last night, tangled in the sheets  breathing rapidly and heart beating wildly in my chest.
(No, I hadn't been dreaming that Kevin Rudd had won leadership of the Labor Party, it was even worse than that.)

I'd been dreaming about flies. Flies in my mouth and eyes and ears. Flies and bugs invading my orifices, buzzing and flitting around in my face like a plague of locusts.

What could have ignited this horrific fiery and hellish delirium? 
I believe it was the surroundings in which I am currently ensconced.
My parents cosy abode.
To say they are fond of art is somewhat of an understatement.
Sixty years of collecting bits and pieces here and there has led to a house full of some seriously disturbing and frightening pieces of art that a bogan (redneck) like Pinky finds a tad unnerving.  

For example; 'Satan's Goat'!

An aggressive and realistic duck about to take a chunk from your calf waiting patiently just inside the front door.

A  Norman Lindsay print in the foyer depicting a creepy monster seducing a virgin.

The print of a one eyed owl painted by a Tienanmen Square protester symbolising corruption in power.

A winsome gargoyle.

A bizarre half Japanese half Anglo-Saxon chick who stares at me as I drink my cup of tea!

Two nasty looking wolfie bookends.

Ned Kelly gone psycho!

Another scary Gargoyly thing!

Yet another weird goat!

A very scary wind chime ready to descend on your jugular!

Mandatory dragon in this house of fear!

An evil rocking horse that moves by itself when no one else is in the room!!!! (It did I swear!)

A collage of disturbing images!

Another unfinished weird owl (painted by Dad) with telescope lenses for eyes!

The skull of my childhood pet- a German Shepherd which dad accidentally dug up and glued back together!!!

A random wallaby skull Dad (said he) found on the side of the road and reconstructed!

I don't even know what this is or why it's on the wall !!!!

But this is the most terrifying of ALL!
Millie the cocker spaniel!
Named and shamed on the Dangerous Dogs register
for killing the neighbour's chickens!!!

Sweet dreams my lovelies x