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Thomas Duffy
Artist
United States
Current Residence: Washington State
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Macroscopic
Favourite genre of music: Thrash/Metal
Favourite photographer: Piotr Naskrecki, Art Wolfe, Andrew Zuckerman, Poul Beckmann, David Doubilet, Igor Siwanowicz, Melvyn Yeo
Shell of choice: Chitinous
Wallpaper of choice: Peeling
Skin of choice: Epidermous
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I just learned today that one of my aunts on my dad's side of the family, Chris Duffy, died March 6th of liver, lung, and skull cancer. She was 82.

It's funny how memory works in cases like this...Few of my associations have anything to do with her personally, but are more the strong impressions formed by early childhood experience. I remember visiting her and my uncle Jack at their house in Spokane during winter breaks before my parents were divorced. We don't really get much snow here north of Portland, but it often snows heavily east of the Cascades, and that made a big impression on me. The smell of their woodburning stove and the dry air it generated is still conflated in my mind with the LEGO Classic Space sets and the theme of lunar exploration especially, as Chris gave me my very first LEGO set, the old Mobile Tracking Station:

images.brickset.com/sets/image…

I was in kindergarten at that point, so I must have been 5 right on the verge of 6 years old, probably making it a dual Christmas/birthday gift. I was so thrilled with that kit, the space-y grey bricks and the semi-transparent antenna and the translucent colored tiles, the hinges and rubber wheels. I took it apart and put it back together over and over again, and rolled it over the hills formed by a white blanket on the couch, fantasizing about the little LEGO guy warm and safe in his cozy trailer base during some future ice age. She also gave me what I think was probably my first model kit on another visit a year or two later:

www.fantastic-plastic.com/Star…

I was a little older by then, probably 7 or 8, and thrilled as I was with the model, I remember thinking that the fuel pods in no way justified the "STARCRUISER" designation. Maybe the ship itself generated a buoyant neutral gravity field, and only a tiny output in engine thrust was necessary to develop superluminal velocities. Of course, as with all those early memories, it's hard to tell what I was really thinking at the time and what has become ret-conned in my recollections over the years.

I've been playing Extreme G on my N64 tonight, racing across the bleak desert wastelands and recalling the starkly beautiful drive through the overcast central Washington desert between Vancouver and Spokane. I'm not even sure why I'm writing this...I don't really feel that sad, it's more just a record of fragments of memory, I guess. Feels selfish in how little it has to do with my aunt, but it's all I have to offer in memoriam. Goodbye, Aunt Chris.
  • Listening to: Suicidal Tendencies - I'll Hate You Better
  • Reading: Smek For President
  • Watching: The accelerating collapse of Western civilization
  • Playing: XG
  • Eating: Cool Ranch Habanero Double-Stack Tacos
  • Drinking: Creatine

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I want to see all the dinosaurs reenvisioned as dragons.
Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:21 PM
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ALL OF THEM
Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:21 PM
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What if whales ARE posthumans?
Wed Mar 22, 2017, 8:19 PM
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Have a Happy New Year!
Sat Dec 31, 2016, 8:36 AM
thomastapir:iconthomastapir:
Trunko is an alt-mammalian descendant of the Tully Monster.
Thu May 26, 2016, 9:58 PM
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Ouroboros-491 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2017
I saw this and it reminded me of your post-human Olympians. C:
 
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Ohh, I think I've seen that one before!  Yeah, it very closely approaches the vibe I envision...Thanks for sharing!
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
While doing some research online, I stumbled across something I thought you might like... It just immediately reminded me of one of your creatures 
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Oh my gosh, that's amazing!  I absolutely love those "Handimals," they always get me looking at the geometry of anatomical forms in a different way:
www.beautifullife.info/art-wor…
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Yeah, they’re pretty amazing because no matter how realistic they look, there is always a slight deviation from the actual animals which makes them look pretty uncanny... they’d probably be a good source of inspiration for strange jaw types as well 
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2017
You know, I almost take them at face/palm value--like representatives of an alt bauplan where the mandibles and esophagus are conflated with the outlying motive and manipulatory appendages/extremities:

Brachiocephalid Xenopithecids by thomastapir
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