H O L L Y C H E R N O B Y L
Diamanda Galas. Vocalist and Musician. Sister of Dracula.
bell hooks. writer on race, class, and gender.
John Waters. King of Filth and Camp.
Annie Lennox. Vocalist. HIV/AIDS activist.
John Willie, bondage illustrator for Bizarre magazine in the 50s.
James Jean, illustrator and comic artist
Joel Peter Witkin, photographer. His work deals with genetic mutation, the "grotesque", death and beauty, states of ambiguity, and decay.
Francisco Goya, painter, 1746-1828. Painted a whole body of work dealing with witches and the occult.
Aaron Morgan. I'm lucky enough to call him my friend for the past 20 years.
Hans Baldung, painter, 1500s. Also painted a series of witch, death, and woman themed work
Henry Fuseli, painter, 1741-1825. The NightHag and his most famous work, The Nightmare are incredible.
"Mythology" & fictional characters
start young, and take the best parts of these bad bitches.
Ophelia. Helena Bonham Carter is also inspiring, and possibly mythological.
butoh & dance
Adam Rose. Director of Antibody Corporation. Teacher of Pain & Unconditional Commitment.
Vangeline, NYC based Butoh artist. Runs a dance company and can make her eyes glow.
Ken Mai, Helsinki based Butoh artist. incorporates operatic vocal work into his movement pieces.
Yoko Ashikawa. Hijikata's principal dancer. Sometimes, it is hard to look at her.
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