Thursday, October 25, 2012

Virgins & Tricksters Book Cover

My painting, 'The Beach,' on the front cover of a new book called, 'Virgins & Tricksters,' by Rosalie Morales Kearns. Published by Aqueous Books. A great read!

"Veering between the realistic and the fabulist, these tales might best be described as whimsical-realist or magic-absurdist."

Order your copy here!

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Land of Dinosaurs

Front cover of a book I made when I was probably 7 years old - a dead Tyrannosaurus rex lying on a bed of grass.

Inside double page spread of what looks like a mountainous landscape with a road leading up to a town. Beyond that, on the right side, glows a rich orange and red sunset. On the left, a dense jungle and an erupting volcano pouring lava and emitting a plume of smoke with a giant skull. Next to that, a large crimson pterodactyl roars while blue lightning bolts flash in the sky!

Another double page illustration in the middle of the book. On the left, a Tyrannosaurus looks triumphant and satisfied after feasting on a kill: a bloody severed leg, a skull and a gored ribcage scatter this brutal scene! On the right, it looks like a close-up of the pterodactyl from the previous page, on top of a volcano with black sky and blue lightning...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Group Show at The Golden Triangle!

I will have 11 works on display at The Golden Triangle, 330 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL. Exhibition opens Thursday, March 29th and runs though April 14, 2012

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Volo Bog

Back in 1991, when I was a teenager living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, I heard about a guy who shot himself in the woods surrounding the Volo Bog. His corpse was discovered by kids who never told authorities and they would revisit it over the course of 5 months. The word got around, naturally, and the body was finally taken away after someone fired the remaining bullets into the corpse with it's own gun. I never saw the body, but I sometimes wonder what degree of decomposition it must have been in towards the end. Anyway, the story has always lurked in the back of my mind all these years and so I decided to pay a visit.

After learning more about bogs, I’ve become fascinated with them; carnivorous pitcher plants, wild orchids and, of course, the bog people of Scandinavia, many of which were victims of ancient ritual sacrifice, their bodies preserved for thousands of years due to the unique chemistry of peat bogs that prevent decay. I highly recommend, “The Bog People,” by P. V. Glob, if you’re interested in reading more on the subject. I plan to visit more bogs over time.

"The Volo Bog in February," 2012 Oil on canvas, 38 x 48

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Dark Highlands Anthology #3

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I have some drawings featured in Dark Highlands Anthology #3, a magazine devoted to horror, sci-fi, and the supernatural. Order a copy here:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pear Noir! #7

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My "Dream Synthesis" series is featured in the literary journal, Pear Noir! #7 Order a copy and get a free glossy postcard of my drawing "Daytime Apparition"!