This was the creepy phrase that a friend’s child recently uttered at the snack table (or something like that). My buddy forthwith wanted to see what a “Goddess of Closed Eyes” would look like. So, I did my best to oblige. I took a somewhat dull horror magazine illustration I had done years previously and did my best to make it a psychedelic riot of eyes fit for a goddess! Hopefully I did my friends proud. Publishing on Christmas because…this is a Christmas present of course! Can’t you tell by how festive and merry it is?
Undine premiered November 14, 2015 at the “WONDER” art exhibit held by OneLife East in Evansville, IN as a 16×20 canvas and will be on display there until January.
I’ve got her up on Society6 and Redbubble now as a print, all-over shirt, and other stuff.
Hope you enjoy her as much as I enjoyed making her!
Based upon Silence: A Fable by the immortal Edgar Allen Poe. Made for Collective Mythmaking 3, March 2015 at PG Gallery.
Another one of my little lacquered boxes, this was done for the same person who commissioned Kitsune. (She’s heavy into foxes, which is fine because I love ’em too.) Here are some shots of this playful little fox with his lantern, cut from different pieces of origami paper and glued onto a wooden jewel box.
As you can see I glued paper on the sides too. Apologies for the odd background, it’s my kitchen!
I took the name for this traditional linoleum block print from the ancient Greek legend of the singer Orpheus and his wife. Orpheus and Eurydice were deeply in love and happy, but on the night of their wedding Eurydice ventured out into a field (some say to dance) and was bitten by a snake and died. Orpheus then descended into the Underworld and got Hades to agree to allow him to take Eurydice back to the realm of the Living, provided he did not look back at her on the way. Tragically, Orpheus looked back almost as he and Eurydice were about to be reunited, and she remained in the land of the dead.
The high heel shoe implies dancing to me and a beautiful woman, and the bear trap in the field shows the misfortune and the sudden snap of deadly jaws that sealed Eurydice’s fate. Below are the different sketches I made before making my print and adding watercolor to it. Eurydice was originally made for Hand Prints 2012 and went on to appear in mixed-media collage form in last year’s Earth Day Art Crawl (above).
PG Gallery and Cafe has a new group show up! This is only some of the cool stuff in the show, many of the shots I took did not pan out or I couldn’t see the name clearly in order to credit the art. But here is a sampling of the awesome art of Collective Mythmaking II, including my completed collage “Kaguya Hime.” For the rest, well…you’ll just have to go! Show is up until April 18th.
WILKE, among the artists included here, has a new show Wormwood opening the evening of April 19th at the Tin Man Brewery. Many of the rest of us including myself, Stephanie Osborne and Christy Jochum will be at the Earth Day Art Crawl outdoor art sale earlier that day!
I did this piece of the Ha-Adam for a 2013 show on collective mythmaking at PG Gallery in Evansville. It depicts a variation on the Jewish origin legend where “the Adam” was originally a person composed of a man and woman back to back, which would be split into Adam and Lilith.
Humankind is available on Society6||Redbubble.
Now let’s have some old art! “Kitsune” is a commission from a couple of years back. It’s vector! The client didn’t specify vector but I got a wild hair. If you look closely at her reflection in the water, it’s a fox. She’s really a fox demon in the guise of a lovely woman.
Kitsune is on Society6||Redbubble.