20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jodi Brown
What about the present day, you ask? Well the burgeoning genre of book sculpture is a great example of contemporary creep. Check out Jodi Brown's "illustration" of the classic Jules Verne tale. You can see a whole post we did of her work earlier this year here. And check out this blog for some even creepier examples.
Of course, these are only a scant few examples of great creepy art...what do you like that we didn't put here? Let us know in the comments!
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