Dream Gate

Dream Gate. Collage in sketchbook. July 2017.

“The world of imagination is the world of eternity. It is the divine bosom into which we shall all go after the death of the vegetative body.” ¬† ~William Blake

The Fountain of Eternal Youth

The Fountain of Eternal Youth. Micron on paper in sketchbook. July 2017.

Nature

from Nature I came forth

and to Nature I will return

after the curtain falls on this act

and from Nature I have never for a moment

been separated

Sketches from life

This drawing is an amalgamation of things that have been on my mind/influencing me this week: a Viking send off for a friend in Valhalla, melons slowly ripening on the vine (summer, waiting for growth and healing, the Seven of Pentacles), the half Moon, walking by cute houses surrounded by giant trees, electricity/fire and the Phoenix ascending after rebirth, the starry path, branches stretching towards the world above and roots towards the world below…

Alchemical Self Portrait

Self Portrait. Micron on paper in sketchbook. June 2017.

I drew this over the last couple of days in a tea shop and by the river trying to stay cool during a heat wave in Portland. I’ve been reading John Crowley’s version of The Chemical Wedding and have had alchemical processes on my mind, which obviously influenced this.

In Bloom

This past winter when I was really depressed and going through an existential life crisis I started this painting full of angst and sacrificial feelings but never finished it. Now that I’m on the flip side of that I started painting roses over it. This pretty much sums up where I’m at right now. The blackening period is over and I’m on to the whitening and reddening phases. I’ve been inspired lately by walking around Portland and experiencing all the roses in bloom.

New Everything

Welcome to my new website. It finally got that long overdue remodel. ¬†Renewal seems to be a common theme running throughout all areas of my life these days. I’m five days out from my 35th birthday and just went through a major life transition. I’m living in a new apartment and seeking new opportunities and perspectives. And I’m recommitting myself to the creative process, so there will be lots more art to come. I will be updating this blog weekly. Here’s the first drawing I did in the new sketchbook I just got. Cheers!