I Imagine Death Presents like a Day at the Beach
I Imagine Death Presents like a Day at the Beach

The title comes from Mary Roach.  In full, it reads:

"I don't fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach."

 

Along with general positivity, I have been thinking about mortality more than is healthy.  So maybe let's just get all of it out of my system like I did with Trump last year?  You should see my test art journal...

 

Also, what do you think of the little signature stamp?  it's called a chop and I had one made into a rubber stamp to use on the actual paper art.  This was applied in post.

Source:
Bird & Bloom magazine
100 Years of National Geographic
What's Out There?

Snails for Brains
Snails for Brains

Space snails!  An obvious reference to Brain Slugs from Futurama and what are snails but slugs with big hair?

 

I'm not entirely sure the message of this piece is coherent - something about brain manipulation and suffragettes and space but I really liked how everything looked together.

 

Sources:
National Geographic magazine
Birds and Blooms magazine
Time magazine
What's Out There book.

Through the looking glass
Through the looking glass

SNAILS!  What else do you need?

A Whale of a Show
A Whale of a Show

I kept asking myself "should I just cut off their heads"? for all the little heads on the inside of the coliseum.  I split the difference and was more shocked that any of them survived the cutting process.  

 

It was also a great use of whales.  Because whales.

And I just love star fields.

 

Sources:

National Geographic magazine

Blue Whale Planet

What's Put There?

Mother nature has HAD IT UP TO HERE
Mother nature has HAD IT UP TO HERE

Get it?  Like the outer atmosphere?  Up to...  eh?  I'm pretty certain I'm going to de because of climate change sooner than anything else.

 

Sources:

Entrepreneur Magazine

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

Pussy hats shall inherit the earth.
Pussy hats shall inherit the earth.

Misogyny is horse-shit.  Ladies rule and I'm all for removing sexual predators from power, even people I like.

 

Sources:

Time magazine

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

Trump is out of this world
Trump is out of this world

His footprint will be global in scale. And his backing is becoming far less... obscure.

 

Sources:

Rollingstone magazine

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

Where's my damn moon base
Where's my damn moon base

Alyska is really good at traditional collage - taking many elements and putting them together for a piece.  I'm not so good so I've been trying to put lots of things together to get something coherent.  Here's the first.

 

Sources:

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

National Geographic magazine

Infinities of cliffside dwellings
Infinities of cliffside dwellings

Cliff-dwellers are so cool.  These were from a spread on tribes in Arizona and I really liked the colors and the feeling of timelessness.  So, of course, add space scenes and I'm happy.

 

Sources:

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

National Geographic magazine

Wyomings Wild River Range

I Imagine Death Presents like a Day at the Beach
Snails for Brains
Through the looking glass
A Whale of a Show
Mother nature has HAD IT UP TO HERE
Pussy hats shall inherit the earth.
Trump is out of this world
Where's my damn moon base
Infinities of cliffside dwellings
I Imagine Death Presents like a Day at the Beach

The title comes from Mary Roach.  In full, it reads:

"I don't fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach."

 

Along with general positivity, I have been thinking about mortality more than is healthy.  So maybe let's just get all of it out of my system like I did with Trump last year?  You should see my test art journal...

 

Also, what do you think of the little signature stamp?  it's called a chop and I had one made into a rubber stamp to use on the actual paper art.  This was applied in post.

Source:
Bird & Bloom magazine
100 Years of National Geographic
What's Out There?

Snails for Brains

Space snails!  An obvious reference to Brain Slugs from Futurama and what are snails but slugs with big hair?

 

I'm not entirely sure the message of this piece is coherent - something about brain manipulation and suffragettes and space but I really liked how everything looked together.

 

Sources:
National Geographic magazine
Birds and Blooms magazine
Time magazine
What's Out There book.

Through the looking glass

SNAILS!  What else do you need?

A Whale of a Show

I kept asking myself "should I just cut off their heads"? for all the little heads on the inside of the coliseum.  I split the difference and was more shocked that any of them survived the cutting process.  

 

It was also a great use of whales.  Because whales.

And I just love star fields.

 

Sources:

National Geographic magazine

Blue Whale Planet

What's Put There?

Mother nature has HAD IT UP TO HERE

Get it?  Like the outer atmosphere?  Up to...  eh?  I'm pretty certain I'm going to de because of climate change sooner than anything else.

 

Sources:

Entrepreneur Magazine

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

Pussy hats shall inherit the earth.

Misogyny is horse-shit.  Ladies rule and I'm all for removing sexual predators from power, even people I like.

 

Sources:

Time magazine

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

Trump is out of this world

His footprint will be global in scale. And his backing is becoming far less... obscure.

 

Sources:

Rollingstone magazine

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

Where's my damn moon base

Alyska is really good at traditional collage - taking many elements and putting them together for a piece.  I'm not so good so I've been trying to put lots of things together to get something coherent.  Here's the first.

 

Sources:

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

National Geographic magazine

Infinities of cliffside dwellings

Cliff-dwellers are so cool.  These were from a spread on tribes in Arizona and I really liked the colors and the feeling of timelessness.  So, of course, add space scenes and I'm happy.

 

Sources:

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

National Geographic magazine

Wyomings Wild River Range

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