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Updated: Storm Arcana Presents: The Theban Mysteries Series

ANCIENT ALPHABET APPLIED IN ABSTRACT ARTWORK

I’m super excited to present my new series of mixed media collage paintings: THE THEBAN MYSTERIES! I’ve always been drawn to the lyrical lines of the ancient Theban alphabet and found it a great joy to incorporate the strange 16th century cipher script with comic book artwork, Tarot cards, and decorative art paper.

After carefully creating collage compositions, I added multiple strokes of paint to build depth and playfulness to each artwork. It was fun to discover what images survived the layering process. The Theban messages were added near the end and spell out the title of each painting. There are nine splashy pop culture pieces in total. Add one of THE THEBAN MYSTERIES to your art collection today!

Note: A separate shipping invoice will be sent after purchase for buyers located outside of San Francisco.

CRISIS

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Leave a Trail

The Heart of the Matter Collage Art Sketch Book

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is my practice to have a sketch book on my person to record my thoughts or draw ideas.  I am one of those creatures who believes that when the Muse strikes, you must write it down or you deserve the forgetfulness that follows.  This rather peculiar perspective has amounted to a small library of my own journals, bursting with half-formed dreams, unfinished watercolors, notes from books I have read and theories on the Tarot, numerology and astrology.  There are also sketches of wildflowers, superheroes and gods.  Sometimes I tape in an inspirational postcard or magazine page.  A few movie theater stubs are scattered here and there with names scrawled beside them, fellow attendees of that moment in time.  From time to time, I do open one of these books and find renewal.  Mostly, I use my journals to keep me firmly grounded in the present lest my head explode with all of the incoming information.  I like to consecrate each new book with a collage of images that will serve me with fuel until I fill up its contents.  A plain unadorned book simply will not do.  I have to cultivate the personality of the tome before I can interact with it. So many blank pages can be daunting otherwise.

Recently, I made four sketch books, imbuing them with specific stories and spells, and realized that none of them were for me.  I had made them for someone else!  I now present them to you and if you feel so inclined as to desire one for your self or a loved one, you may do so in the stormantic Magick Shop!  You can also click on the titles of the books to get to their individual sale pages. Otherwise, please enjoy my humble presentation.

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