The Future of the Fly

Philomena Primrose

Joined January 2012

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“It is a little known story that follows the course of the Fly well after that last meeting between him and his horrified dame. The truth is he never did wish her to end his fate just as he hoped that poor little fly body with his head on it went on to bigger and better things than a spider’s web.

“To say this phrase again, the truth is the original Victorian Fly, with his mad invention of the steam powered physical transmission machine (otherwise known as a teleporter) he did make the mistake of mixing his inner bits with those of a small fly, who was haplessly lost within the machine when the inventor hit go. But unlike the modern telling of his tale of woe, the Victorian Fly just got on with the business of life. He found a very nice dame, who was admittedly a little daft, that he lived happily with till the end of his days. They bought an art gallery and began a very popular night of Entertainment of the Arts with Your Insect Brethren and lived quite happily ever after —with some very strange children to show for it…”

This piece is a compilation of seven different pieces by J.J. Grandville along with a variety of Philomena’s own ink artwork to bring it together and add some finer details. The original ink piece is 18 by 24 inches in size. Information for this project is as follows:

The A Winter with Isidore collection is a project based on taking original pen and ink artwork and blending it with various pieces from the 18th century art collections of artist Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard, better known by his pseudonym J.J. Grandville. The collection blends an artist’s current artwork with pieces of Grandville’s older, original artwork to further his ideas of surrealist designs to present to the current world. Many artists see Grandville’s work often, but never know it was his. Our book is an attempt to bring a modern spotlight to an incredible artist who quite a few of us pen/surreal artists saw growing up but didn’t know by name.

To learn more about this collection or the artists involved, please visit: Starwort Press

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