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Lines lines lines!

Lines lines lines!

Anonymous said: women are dumb whores and the fact that you made art about naked witches to show they are strong proves that. have fun peddling your smut masked as art you ugly cunt.

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"Sabbath Night" 24 x 36 screen print, edition of 54, signed and numbered. Printed by Burlesque of North America. 
It has been a long time coming, but these are finally available in my etsy shop. The first 5 orders will receive a free 9.25 x 14 color digital print!
Even though I think this piece could be better in a lot of ways (as I feel about most of my work), I’m really proud of this. I’m usually terrified of working big; the original ink drawing is also 24 x 36, so I truly pushed myself on this one. There were a lot of problems along the way, but it forced me to work differently to solve them, so it was a very rewarding experience. For one, this piece is HUGE and my scanner is TINY, so I had to stitch this in Photoshop from 16 scans and it took me approximately forever. While I won’t be working this large for some time, I think it really was a bit of a breakthrough.
I started this about a year ago at a time that I was dealing with some heavy depression and feeling really unsatisfied with the work I was producing, so I wanted to immerse myself in an ambitious project. I had just finished reading the Witches and Wicked Bodies exhibition catalogue, which gives an overview of European witchcraft imagery in art from the 15th century to the present. I was especially interested in this because it focused heavily on the obvious association of women and witchcraft. Women were perceived as inferior to men and therefore more susceptible to the moral, physical, and intellectual “evils” of the world. Thought to have signed a sexual contract with the Devil, witches threatened the patriarchal system and values. Much of witchcraft imagery in art was made by men, hinting at mens’ anxieties and fear of women in a deeply misogynistic society. The end of the catalogue shows work of artists like Paula Rego, Marketa Luskacova, Ana Maria Pacheco, and Cindy Sherman; who all subverted the symbolism of the witch through a female perspective. I felt really inspired and wanted a chance to also filter what it means to be a witch through my personal lens.
I still wanted this coven to be evil, but imbued with a different context. They represent female power and solidarity, delighting in their acts of mayhem and sorcery. I included demons and misunderstood animals that are often associated with fear or the devil. The witch on the left reads from a grimoire with a Hand of Eris. She also has a perthro rune marking of the Elder Futhark. The center witch rides a broom, carrying the cauldron from which all of the smoke and creatures are emerging. She also carries the torch of Venus, which has strong connections with female sexuality and “impure” lust when associated with a witch. The witch on the right rides backwards on a goat holding a fetal skull, signifying that though she is capable of contemplating new life, she is worth more than just her womb. I’ve always admired Albrecht Durer’s work and the way he scatters symbols and hidden meanings throughout his intricate pieces, so that’s something I tried to accomplish here.
And for the short version: who doesn’t love demons and boobs? Because lord knows I do.

"Sabbath Night" 24 x 36 screen print, edition of 54, signed and numbered. Printed by Burlesque of North America

It has been a long time coming, but these are finally available in my etsy shop. The first 5 orders will receive a free 9.25 x 14 color digital print!

Even though I think this piece could be better in a lot of ways (as I feel about most of my work), I’m really proud of this. I’m usually terrified of working big; the original ink drawing is also 24 x 36, so I truly pushed myself on this one. There were a lot of problems along the way, but it forced me to work differently to solve them, so it was a very rewarding experience. For one, this piece is HUGE and my scanner is TINY, so I had to stitch this in Photoshop from 16 scans and it took me approximately forever. While I won’t be working this large for some time, I think it really was a bit of a breakthrough.

I started this about a year ago at a time that I was dealing with some heavy depression and feeling really unsatisfied with the work I was producing, so I wanted to immerse myself in an ambitious project. I had just finished reading the Witches and Wicked Bodies exhibition catalogue, which gives an overview of European witchcraft imagery in art from the 15th century to the present. I was especially interested in this because it focused heavily on the obvious association of women and witchcraft. Women were perceived as inferior to men and therefore more susceptible to the moral, physical, and intellectual “evils” of the world. Thought to have signed a sexual contract with the Devil, witches threatened the patriarchal system and values. Much of witchcraft imagery in art was made by men, hinting at mens’ anxieties and fear of women in a deeply misogynistic society. The end of the catalogue shows work of artists like Paula Rego, Marketa Luskacova, Ana Maria Pacheco, and Cindy Sherman; who all subverted the symbolism of the witch through a female perspective. I felt really inspired and wanted a chance to also filter what it means to be a witch through my personal lens.

I still wanted this coven to be evil, but imbued with a different context. They represent female power and solidarity, delighting in their acts of mayhem and sorcery. I included demons and misunderstood animals that are often associated with fear or the devil. The witch on the left reads from a grimoire with a Hand of Eris. She also has a perthro rune marking of the Elder Futhark. The center witch rides a broom, carrying the cauldron from which all of the smoke and creatures are emerging. She also carries the torch of Venus, which has strong connections with female sexuality and “impure” lust when associated with a witch. The witch on the right rides backwards on a goat holding a fetal skull, signifying that though she is capable of contemplating new life, she is worth more than just her womb. I’ve always admired Albrecht Durer’s work and the way he scatters symbols and hidden meanings throughout his intricate pieces, so that’s something I tried to accomplish here.

And for the short version: who doesn’t love demons and boobs? Because lord knows I do.

Oops, it’s almost 3am and I am still drawing.

Oops, it’s almost 3am and I am still drawing.

vintagegal:

"Woman with Claws" by Paul Outerbridge, 1937 (via)

Pretty enamored with this photo right now.

vintagegal:

"Woman with Claws" by Paul Outerbridge1937 (via)

Pretty enamored with this photo right now.

Signing and numbering!

Signing and numbering!

Prints arrived yesterday! Sale info coming this Friday.

Another quick little sketch. Still planning out this series. I’ve been looking at spooky vintage erotica all day. Poor me.

Another quick little sketch. Still planning out this series. I’ve been looking at spooky vintage erotica all day. Poor me.

Sketchbook! Gonna be doing something with these spooky ladies this weekend.

Sketchbook! Gonna be doing something with these spooky ladies this weekend.

ivan-ferttmopolys:

 † † † 

I watched this movie last night and it was a great decision.

ivan-ferttmopolys:

 †  † 

I watched this movie last night and it was a great decision.

Sketching for some Halloween projects. I’m ready to get spoopy.

Sketching for some Halloween projects. I’m ready to get spoopy.

Lines lines lines!

Lines lines lines!

Anonymous said: women are dumb whores and the fact that you made art about naked witches to show they are strong proves that. have fun peddling your smut masked as art you ugly cunt.

image

"Sabbath Night" 24 x 36 screen print, edition of 54, signed and numbered. Printed by Burlesque of North America. 
It has been a long time coming, but these are finally available in my etsy shop. The first 5 orders will receive a free 9.25 x 14 color digital print!
Even though I think this piece could be better in a lot of ways (as I feel about most of my work), I’m really proud of this. I’m usually terrified of working big; the original ink drawing is also 24 x 36, so I truly pushed myself on this one. There were a lot of problems along the way, but it forced me to work differently to solve them, so it was a very rewarding experience. For one, this piece is HUGE and my scanner is TINY, so I had to stitch this in Photoshop from 16 scans and it took me approximately forever. While I won’t be working this large for some time, I think it really was a bit of a breakthrough.
I started this about a year ago at a time that I was dealing with some heavy depression and feeling really unsatisfied with the work I was producing, so I wanted to immerse myself in an ambitious project. I had just finished reading the Witches and Wicked Bodies exhibition catalogue, which gives an overview of European witchcraft imagery in art from the 15th century to the present. I was especially interested in this because it focused heavily on the obvious association of women and witchcraft. Women were perceived as inferior to men and therefore more susceptible to the moral, physical, and intellectual “evils” of the world. Thought to have signed a sexual contract with the Devil, witches threatened the patriarchal system and values. Much of witchcraft imagery in art was made by men, hinting at mens’ anxieties and fear of women in a deeply misogynistic society. The end of the catalogue shows work of artists like Paula Rego, Marketa Luskacova, Ana Maria Pacheco, and Cindy Sherman; who all subverted the symbolism of the witch through a female perspective. I felt really inspired and wanted a chance to also filter what it means to be a witch through my personal lens.
I still wanted this coven to be evil, but imbued with a different context. They represent female power and solidarity, delighting in their acts of mayhem and sorcery. I included demons and misunderstood animals that are often associated with fear or the devil. The witch on the left reads from a grimoire with a Hand of Eris. She also has a perthro rune marking of the Elder Futhark. The center witch rides a broom, carrying the cauldron from which all of the smoke and creatures are emerging. She also carries the torch of Venus, which has strong connections with female sexuality and “impure” lust when associated with a witch. The witch on the right rides backwards on a goat holding a fetal skull, signifying that though she is capable of contemplating new life, she is worth more than just her womb. I’ve always admired Albrecht Durer’s work and the way he scatters symbols and hidden meanings throughout his intricate pieces, so that’s something I tried to accomplish here.
And for the short version: who doesn’t love demons and boobs? Because lord knows I do.

"Sabbath Night" 24 x 36 screen print, edition of 54, signed and numbered. Printed by Burlesque of North America

It has been a long time coming, but these are finally available in my etsy shop. The first 5 orders will receive a free 9.25 x 14 color digital print!

Even though I think this piece could be better in a lot of ways (as I feel about most of my work), I’m really proud of this. I’m usually terrified of working big; the original ink drawing is also 24 x 36, so I truly pushed myself on this one. There were a lot of problems along the way, but it forced me to work differently to solve them, so it was a very rewarding experience. For one, this piece is HUGE and my scanner is TINY, so I had to stitch this in Photoshop from 16 scans and it took me approximately forever. While I won’t be working this large for some time, I think it really was a bit of a breakthrough.

I started this about a year ago at a time that I was dealing with some heavy depression and feeling really unsatisfied with the work I was producing, so I wanted to immerse myself in an ambitious project. I had just finished reading the Witches and Wicked Bodies exhibition catalogue, which gives an overview of European witchcraft imagery in art from the 15th century to the present. I was especially interested in this because it focused heavily on the obvious association of women and witchcraft. Women were perceived as inferior to men and therefore more susceptible to the moral, physical, and intellectual “evils” of the world. Thought to have signed a sexual contract with the Devil, witches threatened the patriarchal system and values. Much of witchcraft imagery in art was made by men, hinting at mens’ anxieties and fear of women in a deeply misogynistic society. The end of the catalogue shows work of artists like Paula Rego, Marketa Luskacova, Ana Maria Pacheco, and Cindy Sherman; who all subverted the symbolism of the witch through a female perspective. I felt really inspired and wanted a chance to also filter what it means to be a witch through my personal lens.

I still wanted this coven to be evil, but imbued with a different context. They represent female power and solidarity, delighting in their acts of mayhem and sorcery. I included demons and misunderstood animals that are often associated with fear or the devil. The witch on the left reads from a grimoire with a Hand of Eris. She also has a perthro rune marking of the Elder Futhark. The center witch rides a broom, carrying the cauldron from which all of the smoke and creatures are emerging. She also carries the torch of Venus, which has strong connections with female sexuality and “impure” lust when associated with a witch. The witch on the right rides backwards on a goat holding a fetal skull, signifying that though she is capable of contemplating new life, she is worth more than just her womb. I’ve always admired Albrecht Durer’s work and the way he scatters symbols and hidden meanings throughout his intricate pieces, so that’s something I tried to accomplish here.

And for the short version: who doesn’t love demons and boobs? Because lord knows I do.

Oops, it’s almost 3am and I am still drawing.

Oops, it’s almost 3am and I am still drawing.

vintagegal:

"Woman with Claws" by Paul Outerbridge, 1937 (via)

Pretty enamored with this photo right now.

vintagegal:

"Woman with Claws" by Paul Outerbridge1937 (via)

Pretty enamored with this photo right now.

Signing and numbering!

Signing and numbering!

selfie

selfie

(Source: spookee-skeleton, via artifuss)

Prints arrived yesterday! Sale info coming this Friday.

Another quick little sketch. Still planning out this series. I’ve been looking at spooky vintage erotica all day. Poor me.

Another quick little sketch. Still planning out this series. I’ve been looking at spooky vintage erotica all day. Poor me.

Sketchbook! Gonna be doing something with these spooky ladies this weekend.

Sketchbook! Gonna be doing something with these spooky ladies this weekend.

ivan-ferttmopolys:

 † † † 

I watched this movie last night and it was a great decision.

ivan-ferttmopolys:

 †  † 

I watched this movie last night and it was a great decision.

Bless this man.

Bless this man.

(Source: steve-rogers-is-a-punk-rocker, via dntsvwls)

(Source: exploitastic)

Sketching for some Halloween projects. I’m ready to get spoopy.

Sketching for some Halloween projects. I’m ready to get spoopy.

i can’t believe that tomorrow is the 1st of halloween

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