Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Huginn and Muninn Print

"Huginn and Muninn Atop the Oracle"
 print made from professional scan of the original painting
original 2011 painting is not for sale
12 x 16 inches
archival acid free rag smooth fine art paper by Craine
100% pigmented and archival ink
150+ years life

each print is signed/numbered by the artist
white border matte
professionally scanned/printed

This painting depicts Huginn and Muninn, the two ravens (I made them a two-headed raven here) from Norse mythology who fly around the world everyday and report the events to Odin, the chief god. "Huginn" and "Muninn" mean "Thought" and "Memory", respectively. 

The imagery also contains tarot cards (The Devil and Death) with the original designs that I have treasured for a long time. They belonged to my parents and I always loved using them as a teenager. The crystal ball oracle contains a goat skull, sometimes a symbol for Satanism.

The flowers, narcissus, represent self interest (hence the name) in Floriography (the Victorian language of flowers) and I felt that was rather appropriate with the other Satanic symbols.

Print ships flat in cardboard

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

WIP: For My Little One

(almost there!)

Here's my progress so far on "For My Little One".
It's a piece that I've wanted to make for a while; since a horrific scene that I witnessed from my living room window last year.  It all happened so fast that I didn't even really know what happened at first.  I was sitting at my drawing table and heard a loud sound outside.  I looked out to see a hawk with something in it's claws and a squirrel chasing after him.  
Apparently the hawk had snatched up a baby squirrel from the power line from where the mother squirrel had it with her.  I screamed and pounded on the window at the hawk, hoping he would let it go, but it flew away before I could run outside.  
I could hear the mother squirrel crying from the tree for what seemed like days later.  
I know that this is just one of the many natural occurrences in the brutal reality that is nature, but it was so excruciating to see it happen; especially when I had seen the mom running around with the baby in it's mouth the day before.
So, I had been wanting to make a painting where the squirrel gets revenge on the hawk that took her little one, and for it also to look like she's keeping a vigil or visiting it's grave.  
She's holding forget-me-nots, which obviously mean "Do not forget me!" and remembrance, and the hawk skull is flanked by peach roses, which symbolize immortality.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Satanica Sold

My painting, "Satanica Naturalis" has sold and will be heading off to it's new owner after the "Sacrilege" show at Hollywood California's Congregation Gallery show ends.

There are still beautiful, professionally scanned and printed fine art prints available on my Big Cartel and Etsy stores.

Also, there was a great article written about the Sacrilege show by the Seattle-based Redefine Magazine, and they were kind enough to feature my piece:
(click on the image to read the article)

Thursday, March 8, 2012


acrylic on birch panel
11 x 14 inches plus frame

For my August 11th solo show, Talisman at San Francisco's Modern Eden Gallery

The progress shots:

"Flight/Foresight" deals with symbolism pertaining to flight (the owl ghosts, dove wings, golden bat skull) and foresight (the scrying crystal, runes, holly and wild strawberry). I'm finding that the themes of divination and Nordic culture are becoming more and more of interest to me, and this painting reflects that.
A golden bat skull flanked by dove wings overlooks two albino owl ghosts that each hold plants (wild strawberry and holly) symbolizing foresight.  The rune on the bat skull's head is Ansuz, symbolizing Odin; true sight, signals, insight.  The runes flanking the skull are Kenaz (vision, knowledge) and Mannaz (forethought, creativity).

A tool of divination, the skrying crystal hangs down from the bat skull's mouth.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ende å Begynne

My painting, "Ende å Begynne (End To Begin)" was the first to sell at the juried "Wings, Tails and Scales" event, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Ohio Animal Health Foundation! 

Many thanks to Laura at Columbus Ohio's Rivet Gallery!