Ojimbo's Works Are No Laughing Matter

 - Oct 12, 2007   Updated: Apr 8 2011
References: flickr & sideshowworld
Hand carved wood folk art which the artist, Jim Sheely otherwise known Ojimbo, describes as freak show artwork is intricate, imaginative, colorful, and fascinating. The attention to detail and sense of the bizarre is fantastic. With Halloween coming up you have got to check this guy out for inspiration.

"Jim Sheely's main goal as an artist is to make stuff that he want to see made. He tries to work in a variety of mediums. He's currently most interested in wood carving. Jim really enjoys the idea of systematically destroying a chunk of wood until something strange and new is born."

Implications - Art that has a creepy or macabre element feeds into the scaretainment phenomenon that has consumers seeking ways to scare themselves, providing a temporary thrill.