Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sideshow Art

STEP RIGHT UP FOLKS!
Prepare to be SHOCKED and AMAZED
at the sights you are about to see!


Throughout the years Sideshows have been a favorite of all ages, and during the mid 1800's to mid 1900's they played an integral part in most circuses and fairs. For those daring enough to step inside the tent, unimaginable sights and chilling feats were sure to unnerve even the strongest of will. Sword-Swallowers, Contortionists and Human Pincushions were just a few of the oddities hidden behind the canvas walls.

Mike Hale's recent collection of Sideshow paintings is a tribute to the bizarre acts and grand banners that lured in curious onlookers. Below are just a few of the pieces that are currently on display at Sweet Mabel in Narberth, PA. Be sure to stop by for a visit and you too will be SHOCKED and AMAZED!!! ~ Co.





All Paintings: ©2009 By Mike Hale

1 comment:

Leann said...

Make BoBo a blonde and she's me:) I'm always impressed with Mike's range of talent!