Annelaure is a French artist who stumbled across "Herbert West: Reanimator" at the age of 10. Deeply influenced by Lovecraft and his writings, she wanted to include him in her art. However, Annelaure doesn't use any conventional canvas for her work: she colors the streets of France with handmade stencils to depict psychedelic visions. She was kind enough to drop by and share with us some beautiful pictures she took of a Cthulhu stencil she has recently employed on the unsuspecting city walls of Saint-Etienne, France.
Annelaure writes, "I think it's interesting to put occult characters on the walls of modern cities. For me Cthulhu represents the dark side of things and people: a power who enchanted today and the ancient world. I hope you enjoy my work. I can say that is not easy to translate Lovecraft's world and creatures on stencil, but i try!"
We aren't sure what we like most about this promising young French artist: the fact that she was reading Lovecraft in France at the age of 10 or that she brings his work to the masses in such a creative and fascinating way. Either way, we hope to see more pictures of similar projects soon.
We'd love to see this catch on and watch as unspeakable icons wound up on city walls across the world.
Keep up the great work!
You can view more of her work on Flickr at the following link: