Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Blind as a (Mole) Rat

This oddment was (very loosely) inspired by the naked mole rat, everybody's favorite, cuddly-cute pet, right? %}

I first learned about this curious species in the movie Fast, Cheap & Out of Control-- an entertaining documentary about four unusual & obsessive fellows, one of whom, Ray Mendez, studies the nearly-blind, tunnel-dwelling, hive-social, queen-dominated NMR.

Acrylic on found package of Tonetex Opthalmic Lens, ~2.25"x3" (open)


  1. Oooooooooooohhh! I shudder at the thought of a mole or a rat or a molerat and naked! It reminds me of the show I watched with my kids - Kimpossible. Your illustration makes it look more acceptable, oh no, it does not, I am sorry. The illustration is superb but the mole rat, not! However, because it is wearing glasses, I will let it be. I love how you recycle these materials. Don't old labels look so much nicer? Or is it nostalgia toying with my mind? Have a great day!

  2. He's freaking me out a bit, too. He looks a bit like a sausage. Now sure, it's not fair to expect you to have adorably cute things all the time. I do like that strange packaging you found to put him on. Weird but fitting!

  3. The glasses look great on him, but I'm not sure they're doing him much good ;) I think you've actually made a naked mole rat look kinda cute--and I really like the composition.

  4. Brilliant solution for the IF topic! Fun, too!