Friday, September 18, 2015

Toy Space Monkey

I  wanted a toy space monkey real bad when I posted this photo of Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem with his, five years ago. (I assume it was his?) 
[from "Chance and Order", The New Yorker, January 30, 1984.]

 But I forgot about it until I found this monkey at the Thrift Store, and it clearly wanted to be an astronaut. 
This is only the very beginning of its space suit, made so far from bits of different silver fabrics and pipe cleaners.


Zhoen said...

Looks a bit like Nina Conti's Monkey... which is another bundle of weirdness.

Frex said...

I had never seen that Monkey!
Very talented and ill behaved:

Zhoen said...

She's also in Family Tree, which was quite appealing. With the Christopher Guest bunch,

Monkey, too, of course.

Fresca said...

Will look that up.