Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Death & Rebirth



War & Peace

Process shots of a school project with a war and peace theme.
To look back upon human history it would appear that peace is merely the time between wars, considering that a sizable portion of recorded history is riddled with acts of savagery and slaughter. As such, the hourglass is continuously being flipped and the process repeated.

The dove slowly dissolves into the open hatch of a black tank teetering on the precipice of a cascading oil wave. Above the dove sits the Flower of Life, an ancient and universal icon of creation. Also representative of the underlying order contained within apparently chaotic conditions.

In each of the corners spin the gears of war, powered at their core by the ruthless greed of the Industrial Military Complex ~ personified by a snake coiled around a bomb. Standing as pillars on either end of the hourglass are DNA strands containing humanity's potential for creation as well as destruction.

Set behind it all sits Earth's energy source, the radiant inferno that is the Sun.

Fetal Fractal


Stippled in my sketchbook and manipulated digitally, I inverted the tones to give the appearance of stars. This piece represents an evolution of mankind from terrestrial dweller to galactic being.

Linked umbilically, fetal fractals bloom from their foreheads in accordance with the Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8).  An unfolding act of co-creation echoing throughout space and time.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Goddess of the Harvest


This piece is my tribute to Demeter. In Greek mythology she was the most generous of the great Olympian goddesses. Beloved for her service to mankind, she gave the gift of the harvest as reward for cultivation of the soil. Also known as the Roman goddess Ceres, Demeter was credited with teaching humans how to grow, preserve, and prepare grain.

She was the only Greek goddess involved on a day-to-day basis in the lives of the common folk. While others occasionally "dabbled" in human affairs when it suited their personal interests, or came to the aid of "special" mortals they favored, Demeter was truly the nurturer of mankind.

Demeter was also the only Greek goddess who could truly empathize with the human experience of suffering and grief, having experienced it fully herself.

Seen here, she is dancing over a newly seeded crop, bestowing the land with fertility for a bountiful harvest.

Text lifted from www.goddessgift.com


Guardian Angel

This was one of the first pieces I drew in this style and it was during a trip with my parents to Las Vegas last September. The idea came to me after I was playing around with drawing from a single continuous line. Although this image consists of many broken lines, I was aiming for that fluidity of one line interwoven over itself to create form. Contained infinity operating on many levels...

Flight for Freedom

As the eagle swoops and soars through the sky in all its vastness, bold precision and clarity of vision guide it as it glides in total freedom.Expanded the concept further with the addition of a second eagle set against a backdrop of the binary stars of the Sirius system. Approaching an uncharted height while relinquishing past patterns of flight. Entitled "Sirius Soaring"

A New Dawn

A stag and doe greet the dawn as morning mist curls through the mountains, rising and falling as a new day settles in.

Swift from the Rift

Unleashed upon the landscape, the ooze quickly took form as a stallion, galloping wildly forward into an unknown world:::

Lakra 2.0

I wanted to have the environment respond in some way to the animal's presence, the ground being a sort of holographic gridwork.  Etheric wisps of plasma spring outwards as if dancing with the movements of the tiger.
The plasma wisps reminded me of anemone and I adjusted the color scheme to suit this. The terrain has become more naturally contoured and I've added some bubbles in to enhance the underwater effect.

I am returned.

Hey folks, it's been a while since my last post and I finally felt it was time for an update. Now that I have a little more time on my hands since summer's rolled around I should be posting a lot more regularly. Got lots of new art and I needs to bust it out for y'all. For starters, here's the progress on the sacred animal series I've been working on. When the series is complete it's going to become a large panoramic landscape populated with dozens of them crazy critters!