:: One Year One Image ::

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Presented here as an alternative to my Artist CV, One Year One Image is an at-a-glance overview of my work as an artist since 1994, briefly documenting the various transformations and changes over the years, from idle drawings and comic artforms through playful archetypes and digital lines to the visionary art which is my current staple. Updated September 2016, with 22 years of imagery!

Rain

!Khwa ~ Rain

90cm x 30cm
Acrylics, Inks and, Markers on Canvas
2016

In February & March 2016, I was honoured to travel to the township of Melkhoutfontein, Western Cape, South Africa, to paint murals on houses as part of the Dreamcatchers South Africa PaintUp with Kamamma project. While I was there, the Bushman image of the Swift People entered my dreams and turned the whole experience magical...

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Afer the Fernal Creatrix

50cm x 75cm
Acrylics, Inks and Markers on Canvas
2015

A continuation of the Fernal World series, there were two mythical figures, Afer and Lucaion who I felt needed further artistic exploration, since they were principal subjects of the Fernal mythology that I had created for The Encyclopaedia of Fernal Affairs (see 2013). Here is seen Afer in the act of cosmic creation...

Afer

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Yaxal Vinajel

K'u Ikil Ta Yaxal Vinajel
(What I Saw In The Blue Sky)

50cm x 75cm
Acrylics, Inks and, Markers on Canvas
2014

In March 2014, I visited the city of San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico, in the heart of the Tzotzil Maya territory. While there, I attended several ceremonies, and during one of them, surrounded by the transcendetal images of Mayan crosses and stars, I beheld a vision of the blue sky. This image became a pathway towards a change in my visual style.

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Fernal Underworld Garden

60cm x 90cm
Acrylics, Inks, Markers and UV Lacquer on Canvas
2013

Produced as part of The Encyclopedia of Fernal Affairs, envisaging an imaginary Garden of Fernal Delights, we see here Ayia, triple-gendered shaman of the underworld, surrounded by hir emblems and the trance songs s/he sings to transform the fernal world into magic. This artwork was part of a series which initiated an entire project of creative mythology...

Underworld Garden

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Persephone

Persephone

100cm x 100cm in four 50cm square panels
Acrylics, Inks and Markers on Canvas
2012

At the end of 2011, I turned my attention to Eleusis and the mysteries and epiphanies contained therein. Here we see a sacred icon of Perephone re-emergent in her aspects of Maiden and Queen of Death, which marks my return to the study of mythology...

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The Dream Of Jaguar Slash

120cm x 60cm
Acrylics, Inks and Markers on Canvas
2011

This artwork springs from a surreal dream of meeting a jaguar in the heart of the jungle and receiving a wound, and aided in transforming in dark period of my life to one redolent with creativity and vitality. Sometimes the kindest cut is the deepest...

Jaguar Slash

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Torn Apart

Torn Apart

60cm x 180cm
Acrylics, Inks and Markers on Canvas
2010

This multi-layered work expresses the archetypal shamanic tearing-apart process that has been a constant throughout my life, and which in 2010 has been a strong influence. Part of the series of work entitled Life:Blood which expresses visionary experience more directly.

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Honey For The Mistress Of The Labyrinth

150cm x 90cm in 15 panels
Acrylics, Gouache, Inks and Markers on Canvas
2009

Inspired by the vibrant images of vitality found throughout Minoan archaeology, this multi-panel work explores the original Cretan labyrinth as a transformative spiral dance, and initiates Minoan Honey project exploring the life lessons the Minoans offer us.

Honey for the Mistress

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Who's painting My Dream?

Who's Painting My Dream?

50cm x 40cm
Gouache and Markers on Canvas Board
2008

Created as part of the :: salviaspace :: project, this work expresses ambiguity as to where visions and dreams come from? Are they from within or is there an outside influence upon them? On entheogenic journeys, whose will directs the voyager...?

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The Mysterious Seven Macaw

35cm x 50cm
Digital Print on Cotton Satin
2007

A playful digital work intended as an organic take on an ancient Mayan myth of a god who claimed to be creator of the world but was laid low by the Hero Twins in an episode taken from the great K'ichee epic the Popol Vuh.

Mysterious Seven macaw

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Inca Sky

Flying Fox (Inca Sky detail)

50cm x 40cm
(Original work 300cm x 52cm)
Digital Print on Cotton Satin
2006

Excerpted from the large format piece Inca Sky, this piece expresses a typically Andean understanding of a changing sky, and the attendant sense of loss that accompanied each change.

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Making Magic With The Birds Of Paradise

42cm x 59cm
Ink & Marker on Card
2005

Originally created to develop a new visual style and drawing from a previous artwork, this piece expresses the sheer joy of being alive and was the first piece I ever publically exhibited. It springs from a petroglyph representing the Sun found in the Colombian Amazon.

Making Magic

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Human Pods

 

Human Pods

30cm x 21cm
Marker on Card
2004

This piece is taken from my ongoing art project :: salviaspace :: which explores the entheogenic herb salvia divinorum. It recalls a shifting visual experience in which I saw pods of impersonal humanoid forms rolling by as if waiting to be born.

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Central Mountain

84cm x 59cm
Ink & Marker on Card
2003

A simple mandala based on the cosmologies of some Plains Native American peoples which functions as a calendar as well as a map of the universe. This was eventually incorporated into the later Modern Palaeolithic series of works exhibited in 2009.

Central Mountain

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Marc Stares

Marc Stares At His Empty Hand

30cm x 30cm (circular)
Ink & Marker on Card
2002

A unique portrait of a visually paradoxical man - physically strong but emotionally fragile - in which the inks did not settle properly on the media, producing a textured finish which I had intended to develop, but never managed to. A unique work therefore.

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David

20cm x 50cm
Marker on Card
2001

A portrait of an old friend made from a photograph and eventually recreated in 2004, David is still recognisable despite the nonlinear bubbling effect. Part of a series of male portrait drawings made over several years.

David

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Sky 2000

Sky (Early Version)

30cm x 70cm
Acrylics & Marker on Corrugated Card
2000

Time hasn't been kind to this detailed piece, mainly due to the rough and ready nature of the corrugated card media. Its delapidated nature also moved my partner to support me in my art work: he couldn't bear to see this piece looking so ragged...

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Ahoahel

30cm x 21cm
Silver Marker on Cartridge Paper
1999

An experiment with typographic forms using the fragment of an old Native American mythical narrative as a base for the text. Creating typefaces and neographies is a passion of mine and it sneaks into some of my visionary work occasionally.

Ahoahel

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Minotaur

Minotaur

120cm x 85cm
Inks, Acrylics & Markers on Corrugated Card
1998

A piece made while living in Japan, this image explores the Greek myth of the Minotaur and the nature of modern mythological beliefs hidden under worldly concerns. This was an early work made only a few months after my decision to become an artist...

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Birth

30cm x 21cm
Ink on Paper
1997

A mythical piece taken from a series of simple drawings retelling a Bronze Age mandala of the Star Son, as recovered by Robert Graves and others, and evident in numerous Greek and British mythological forms.

Birth

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GoGo Boy

Go-Go Boy #1

35cm x 25cm
Marker on Paper
1996

A sorrowful twenty-minute portrait of a man whose name I have forgotten but whose eyes I probably won't. I did a lot of this in my youth - meet a guy at a club and later at home ask to make a portrait of him. Many said yes. I called them Go-Go Boy images...

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Desana 95

30cm x 21cm
Ink on paper
1995

A very early abstract piece using the same petroglyph as a base as was used in Making Magic With The Birds Of Paradise (see the entry for 2005)

Desana 95

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Twins

Twins

30cm x 21cm
Pencil on paper
1994

One of a set of pencil drawings based on strange dreams I had while at university. This image of other-worldly twins prefigures across many years some of the subject matter I would eventually pursue as an artist...

 

 

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