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Now on display at the wonderful Antler Gallery in Portland for the “Unnatural Histories V” exhibition:

“Pigeon Gryphon”, 2016, Ballpoint Pen, Ink Pencils, Colored Pencils, Graphite and Gel Pen on Multi-media Paper, 15.5 inches by 19.25 inches (19.5 inches by 23.25 inches framed)

Please contact me or Antler Gallery at antlerpdx@gmail.com for any and all questions about this piece and this exhibiton

the signs as mythical creatures

Aries: Dragon / easily angered, they inspire fear and awe. if provoked, they’re a fearsome enemy. behind all that raw power, they’re still also sharp as a tack. they’re naturally born powerful and fierce. 

Taurus: Elf / very respected creatures, often bound to the earth, they have been thought of as a group of beings with magical powers and supernatural beauty, ambivalent towards everyday people and capable of either helping or hindering them.

Gemini: Fairy / quirky, playful, and unpredictable. fairies are immortal. they are, by nature, young and free spirits. their energy and their beauty will be forever young.

Cancer: Nymph / eternal beauty and grace, strongly connected to the fertility deities. they have a cheerful, generous behavior. however, they can also feel jealousy, and great sadness; even dying of a broken heart.

Leo: Mermaid / sometimes perceived as vain, idle and arrogant, they can still be kind and compassionate and capable of falling in love. they’re often gorgeous creatures, bound to be forever graceful. 

Virgo: Alkonost / with a bewitching voice, it makes those who hear it’s sounds forget everything they know and want nothing more ever again. as a unique creature, it lives in paradise, but it often comes into our world to send messages.

Libra: Unicorn / pure heart, eternal optimism, always seeing the best in people. they’re protective of those close to them, but avoid conflict at all costs. when they trust someone, they trust them entirely.

Scorpio: Vampire / with dark-cold hearts, some of them can be deeply emotional or completely merciless, no in between. if they chose to feel, their emotions can crash them. they’re possessive, seductive and sexual creatures. 

Sagittarius: Satyr / strong headed, adventurous, they have the reputation of being care-free. they are also known for their playful nature, enjoying jokes and pranks and most anything that will get a laugh out of themselves or those around them.

Capricorn: Centaur / a creature of two worlds. they know how to put themselves on the winning side of any situation, and have no problem with subtly manipulating situations to their advantage, which makes them a powerful ally.

Aquarius: Sphinx / a wise and benevolent creature with ferocious strength, is a guardian often flanking the entrances to temples, usually with a riddle for those who comes across her. 

Pisces: Angel / kind, pure, generous and protective servants always willing to help others. their beautiful wings along with their utterly stunning appearance bring peace to others and they’re always a sign of good things to come. 

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Hera’s Compassion. Finally finished.

Gouache painting, 9″x12″ on illustration board. 

The story is that Zeus saw the young goddess Hera and fell in love with her. To win her, he changed himself into a distressed cuckoo and flew into her arms. She cradled the bird until she found herself holding Zeus the god, and they were married. One of her main symbols is the peacock, due to her bodyguard whose entire body was covered in eyes, whom she then put on a bird to honor him.

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Dragon Aesthetic

Fire crackling in the dead of night, smoke slithering and choking its victims, scales chinking like armour, being underestimated, skulls piled high from your previous enemies, a blazing inferno that no one could hope to stop, being famous worldwide, being feared by all who know you, hoarding everything precious in your sight, being worshipped as a god, taking out your rage against the world, the small smell of burning that makes you question your safety, appearing out of nowhere, dramatic entrances and exits, trying to live up to your name but knowing you’ll never make it.