A Cubist Momento Mori

I think I might have deviated a little from my usual process of using some specific inspiration as a base for new work. I say, "I think" because I've come to realize that my head is overflowing with millions of images I've ingested over the years and I no longer know where inspiration comes from. … Continue reading A Cubist Momento Mori

Study Of A Sky Spirit

Inspired more from one of the stories from the Hopi, but also from descriptions of the Manitou. The funny thing is I found this curious book and the back cover said it was written from the perspective of a crow and I'm sure that's part of this too. All these creatures come from an amalgamation … Continue reading Study Of A Sky Spirit

Study Of A Mountain Spirit

I got inspired by one of many descriptions I’ve read of the Manitou according to the Ojibwe people combined with various Japanese forest creatures. The strange figure rises out of the dead tree stump and remains part of it. It is ready to wander the world. Perhaps looking for those who harm the earth. The … Continue reading Study Of A Mountain Spirit

Study Of A Great Plains Spirit

In this case, I got inspired by one of many descriptions I’ve read of the Manitou according to the Ojibwe people. Floating around my mind, are a great many folk tales and illustrations from the old folktale paperbacks I collected as a teen. This one seems to rise out of the ground like heat haze … Continue reading Study Of A Great Plains Spirit

Study Of A Forest Spirit

I can easily say the only thing original about this might be my simplified style of it. I have filled my imagination with images of tree beings and forest spirits from endless books, movies, and illustrations. They aren't always female and I'm not sure this one is meant to be fully female either. It is … Continue reading Study Of A Forest Spirit

Study Of A Desert Spirit

Having recently read about the deserts of China, a sight I have yet to fully incorporate into my imagination, I imagined what a nature spirit or demon might look like. It comes across more cartoonish than I hoped, but that has more to do with images of the strange creatures from Samurai Jack and a … Continue reading Study Of A Desert Spirit

looking For Strange #5

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading looking For Strange #5

Looking For Strange #4

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading Looking For Strange #4

Looking For Strange #3

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading Looking For Strange #3

Looking For Strange #2

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading Looking For Strange #2