By: Mark Frauenfelder
August 1, 2022

HILOBROW friend Mark Frauenfelder has been experimenting, recently, with Midjourney, an AI-generated art-making tool in closed beta. We are pleased to share with you a few of his creations.

It helps to understand Midjourney’s limitations. It makes things look monstrous by default, so I often prompt it with descriptions of macabre scenes.

“tintype photo swarm of black ghouls above a farmhouse”

“tintype sepia leering golem”

I generated dozens of these grim little leather and clay robot soldiers. I like to imagine that they were conjured by a wizard waging war against another wizard.


MORE MARK FRAUENFELDER at HILOBROW: KAMANDI (Kirb Your Enthusiasm) | MINIATURE BOTTLE (Significant Objects) | MARTIAN FINK RING (Talismanic Objects) | CLARK KENT GLASSES (Flair).

CURATED SERIES at HILOBROW: LINOCUT 2022 by Lawry Hutcheson | PULP WAVE by Charles Leech | DRAWING TABLE WORLD by Theo Ellsworth | PARAMAX by Max Glenn | YUKO ODA by Yuko Oda | PLAGUE YEAR by Rick Pinchera | NOOSFERA by Charles Glaubitz | A SILENT HALLUCINATION by Alex Gerasev | BUNNY CITY by Gary Panter | HOP UP by Lucy Sante | HERE BE MONSTERS by Mister Reusch | DOWNTOWNE by Bradley Peterson | OUTBOUND TO MONTEVIDEO by Mimi Lipson | STERANKOISMS by Douglas Wolk | COOLING OFF THE COMMOTION by Chenjerai Kumanyika | UNFLOWN by Jacob Covey | ADEQUATED by Franklin Bruno | PINAKOTHEK by Lucy Sante | BIGFOOT ISLAND by Michael Lewy | DAILY DRUMPF by Rick Pinchera | WINDS OF MAGIC by James Parker | MUSEUM OF FEMORIBILIA by Lynn Peril | ROBOTS + MONSTERS by Joe Alterio | ANNOTATED GIF by Kerry Callen | NOMADBROW by Erik Davis | & many others.


Art, Uncanny