I have always loved Edward Gorey. I first remember him from the opening of PBS's "Mystery!" when I was a kid. His whimsically odd characters were always running into one sort of trouble or another. He worked in that scratchy pen-and-ink style, very eccentric, sinister, and poetic rolled into one. His many books, such as The Gashlycrumb Tinies and Amphigorey are such a treat because they are so very different in style and content from anything else I can think of.
Edward Gorey died at age 75 in 2000. A week after he died, friend Kevin McDermott visited Gorey's home, known as Elephant House, to take photographs. Those photographs became a beautiful book, "Elephant House or, The Home of Edward Gorey." The photos detail all of the collections that Gorey made over the years. These are fascinating in that they so closely relate to the aesthetic of his art work. You can visit Edward Gorey's House in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts. It is now a museum.
Happy weekend everyone. For those here in New England - stay warm! XO Maribeth