A bald eagle plucks a northern pike out of the still waters of a lake with a sunrise peeking through the clouds behind him. This artwork was commissioned as an album cover for Ooo (a post-rock instrumental project from Chicago, Illinois).
The Two of Wands symbolizes the decision to move forward on your chosen path, or to take your first step toward exploring new horizons. The female figure featured in this artwork is in a position of power, leading her pack down this new pathway with confidence and a sense of self-empowerment. The constellation Aries shines through in the background as a nod to the astrological association of this card, and the stark contrast between fire and ice indicate the importance of balance. This piece was illustrated for a collaborative Dark Art Tarot Project that was successfully funded on Kickstarter.
Acrylic on Illustration Board - 12"x20" - Completed in 2017
I was messing around with my sketchbook today, and this is what happened.
I'm not really sure what I think of it, but it now exists as a tangible visual in my reality, so I won't fight the flow...
The Greek God Typhon is said to be the "father of all monsters." In this terrifying nighttime scene, Typhon becomes a demon-like, winged creature looming over a tiny kingdom. He splits the earth in half and chases hoards of terrified victims with his snaking tendrils. This piece was illustrated for the cover art of the Wrath of Typhon, "Kingdom of Fear" album and includes lots of hidden references to songs on the album.
Acrylic on Illustration Board – 22"x22" – Completed in 2017
I have always been inspired by fantastic and imaginative stories with dark themes. In addition to my love of fantasy, I grew up with a close relationship to (and love for) animals. These ideas and inspirations naturally made their way into my own work while I progressed as an artist.
As an artist, I try to breathe life into each piece by incorporating both subtle and bold movements. My hope is that the observer not only views the artwork, but also imagines the rushing wind, senses the cold, or hears the sound of wings thrashing in the sky. I aim for each and every piece to be a complete visual experience.
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