This vile abomination
This creature made of leftover parts
After thoughts in the scene of death
Everything was in proportion
I had selected his features to be beautiful
Yet, this monstrosity
Stands before me
Whom I had created
Among so many men of genius
How could I alone
Discover the key
To this astonishing secret
To be alone in my doom
With this vile creature
By: Stephanine Kirby
Writen On: December 3, 2009
Sometime in December 2009, when I was about 24, I made a frankenbear because I was doing a book report about Frankenstein. I wanted to make something awesome for the speech part of the report (don’t ask it was part of the adult learning program). He was a Value Village teddy bear(s) that had the misfortune of being bought by me. Afterwards, I thought he looked lonely so I made him his bride Lola, the Halmark hippo, also bought at Value Village.
Then after she was finished, I decided they needed to have wedding photos done. I told my friend Hilary about my idea and she thought it was the best fucking idea ever so she helped me stage it. After two hours in Riverside park and mild frostbite later, we were finished the wedding of Frankenbear and Lola. It was technically the first wedding I had photographed.
My monster making days weren’t over after that. I made a zombie cabbage patch doll that I named Cindy Anne and Hilary helped me stage some of her adventures too. This time without frostbite because I waited until mid April to do the photographs.
The best part of these photos is that when I told Hilary about them she was so fucking enthusiastic about it, that I couldn’t not do them. Hilary was pretty instrumental in the photographing of these monsters. She’s pretty awesome like that. Any weird or twisted creative idea I have ever told her about she has been on board 110% screaming with an hair horn. So I’ve pretty much done every project I’ve ever told about because I knew there was at least one person out there who would love it. That’s why I have a tentacle monster.
It’s not only her enthusiasm that has inspired me. Just Hilary being Hilary and her art therapy page have been pretty inspiring as well. She’s kind of like the Watson to my Sherlock. We got together before I wrote this blog, so I took an updated picture of her. I also told her about my idea to make monsters and sell them on Etsy and she thought that would be awesome. Thanks Hil for all the insperation.