Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Citadel

The Citadel
They thought she was just a library; a sleepy pile of dust and books. A surprise attack, and one more point on the map would fall into the void. The Mayor and his friends would be demoralized and pushed one step closer to surrender. She was just a library... of every book on tactics and strategy and war from all reaches and realms. Her charge was efficient and precise. Her defenses were impervious and elegant. Her plan was ruthless and thorough. To celebrate her quick and decisive victory, she settled down on the edge of the darkness with tea and an ancient book on great sea battles.

Acrylic and Ink on Canvas


Things we do not know:
- The nature of her mission.
- Where she is going, and how long until her return.

Things we know:
- The beast will keep you safe while she is gone.
- She will see new constellations and old gods flowing together on the river of time.
- Corpus omne perseverare in statu suo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum, nisi quatenus illud a viribus impressis cogitur statum suum mutare.
- Your M.O.T.H.E.R. loves you very much.

Ink on maternity mannequin
Approximately 17x32

We Came to Hunt

We Came to Hunt
Left to fend for herself, she hid from the shadows, only coming out for her nightly show. Traffic was flowing slowly but smoothly toward an open season. Like all explorers in a new world, we would make specimens and trophies of the locals. Our machines of collection would rattle and fuss and the robots would dance and sing along.

Ink on mannequin leg
28” tall