Baltimore Gargoyle

Baltimore Gargoyle photo by Martha Cooper
Photo by Martha Cooper

Bmore Gargoyle - detail

Made this guy for the city of Baltimore. Thanks to Nether for for all the help.

Spider Circus

Spider Circus

Spider Circus

A collaboration with Ryan and Vanessa Valentine. Psychic street portrait of Ryan.

Nox Portrait

First of a new series. Characters of the Harlequinade.

Psychic self-portrait detail

Psychic self-portrait

Gargoyle #4 – Earth

Gargoyle 4 - Earth

The final Gargoyle, of the element Earth. He seems to have elicited a very polarized response from people…some calling him “Satanic” while others expressed a sense of awe and reverence in his presence. Either way, all three of the prints of him were buffed rather quickly.

Gargoyle 4 - Earth

Gargoyle # 3 – Air

Gargoyle 3 - Air

The third Gargoyle, this one of the element Air. Inspired by Garuda and the imagery of the Thunderbirds, his wings have eyes and his feathers can be found littered all over the city, and especially near the area where he’s perched.

Gargoyle 3 - Feather Droppings

the Lion’s Mane – Redux

Babalon - Redux

A bit closer to doing her justice this time. Painted with wine, blood, watercolors, acid, and light.

 

 

“The sun’s own flame buring inside Your heart

With the fiery malice of Hades’ black art;

Belching out liquid fire, a tide of crimson!

I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!”

— In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess

Mystére Royale

Mystére Royale

 

Resurrect Dead – Mystére Royale.  Consort of the Black Goddess with a simple message to the public: “You can’t bring your shit with you.”

 

Mystére Royale

Resurrect Dead

Resurrect Dead Detail

This is a piece about rebirth. The first of a new series…the Saints. This piece was a lot of fun to do and everyone in the neighborhood seemed to have a strong reaction to it. A guy in his delivery truck backed his truck up halfway down the block to get a better look, but the best was probably the old dude who worked across the street: “that shit is WEIRD!” Haha…yes, yes it is.

Resurrect Dead

The title of this series, “Resurrect Dead” is an homage to the Toynbee tiles and the excellent documentary of the same name.  I remember seeing the tiles at various crossroads around Philly as a kid and being drawn to their cryptic message.  It was not until hearing of the documentary that it all came back to me, and luckily a lot of the detective work had already been done.  I highly recommend checking it out for some insight into real contemporary urban mythology.