Doug Skinner: An Archive on Your Gizmo

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Snowman

September 11th, 2016 · 1 Comment

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Roomhorn

July 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment

I’ve wanted to build something like this for years. After some experimentation with materials and dimensions, I settled on 20 feet of 1/2 inch copper pipe. I originally wanted it to go around the whole room, but 20 feet seems to produce the best tone. It now hangs near the ceiling in my music room. […]

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Chonchons

July 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Speaking of ears, here are some sketches of chonchons, those peculiar creatures from Chilean folklore. Borges described them at some length in his Book of Imaginary Beings; here’s a shorter account, from the Dizionario dei Mostri (ed. Massimo Izzi, L’Airone, Roma, 1997), in my translation: Vampire composed of an isolated human head with enormous ears, […]

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Ears

July 11th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ears are strange looking things. Here are some studies of ears.

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Papi the Paraceratherium

March 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

When I was a kid, I had a picture book of prehistoric animals, and was fascinated by the Paraceratherium (or Baluchitherium). It was the largest land mammal known, a long-necked ancestor of the rhinoceros that stood as high at eighteen feet at the shoulder. I finally made one into a cartoon character, named Papi. Here […]

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Starnose Mole Brings the Cheese Plate

November 22nd, 2015 · 3 Comments

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Crumpled Napkin

November 9th, 2015 · 2 Comments

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Stereoscope

November 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

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Back Yard

October 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments

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Sea Serpent

August 4th, 2014 · 3 Comments

There’s always an explanation…

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