Leading up to our final day of bidding on April 25, The Record Exchange is showcasing the artists who donated their talents to the seventh annual MUNNY Silent Auction Fundraiser. Featured in this post is Misty Benson, who has two MUNNYs in this year’s auction.
MISTY MUNNY NO. 1 (“BREAKING AWAY” ROCOCO OCTO-GIRL)
CURRENT BID: $150
BID ON THIS MUNNY HERE
ARTIST STATEMENT: This Rococo Octo-Girl views life as one big swoon. Wherever she goes, her lovely tentacles are always touching and exploring life. In her hand, she holds part of a broken limb from her own body. When an octopus is captured by a predator or gets stuck in a precarious situation, it may escape by breaking off an arm which it may later regrow. Instead of holding onto things in life that no longer matter to this aquatic angel, she breaks away in order to start anew. Won’t you live in her dreamy world?
MISTY MUNNY NO. 2 (“LOVE GOGGLES SKELLY” MUNNY SKELLY)
CURRENT BID: $125
BID ON THIS MUNNY HERE
ARTIST STATEMENT: This playful Munny Skelly devours life with his giant love goggles! Who wouldn’t want to have a heart-shaped view? This mischievous minion also has a softer side as displayed by the wistful girl pictured on the back of his hat. All the little toys are just some extra fun waiting to be had by Love Goggles and friends! Zap! Zap!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
As a painter and sculptor of all things sweet and sour, Misty Benson is obsessed with spreading the Gospel of the Morbidly Adorable! She pours every bit of her haunted heart into her dreamy big-eyed faeries and delightful Day of the Dead skeletons. Her mischievous minions have made their way into homes around the world. They have been featured in paintings, prints, one of a kind sculptures, and a plethora of merchandise causing sweet mischief wherever they go. Both the faeries and skellies have also found themselves published in various magazines including “Gothic Beauty” and “Tattoos For Women” as well as the books “500 Fairy Motifs”, “Big Eye Art: Resurrected and Transformed”, and her solo book “The Morbidly Adorable Skelly”!! Your support is an exquisite lifeline for the mission of that raindrop astronaut! By adopting her creations, not only are you supporting a living artist, but you are also giving her a gift. You are allowing her to breathe life into more and more of her dark little dearies, and in turn, they are her gift to you. They break through the opulent melancholia and inspire a dreamy little world where you can care for and feed your very own Morbidly Adorable.