Actaeon, after witnessing the nude figure of Artemis bathing in a pool, was transformed by Artemis into a stag that his own hounds tore to pieces. [x]
This is my last show piece of the year (its actually for a show next year- but you know what i mean), Neve is for the upcoming Supersonic Electronic Invitational 3 ( #SE3 ) curated by Zach Tutor at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA. SE3 starts Jan 9th and im really honored to be a part of this great show- rubbing shoulders with some incredible talent!
Check out the SE3 tumblr here: http://supersonicelectronic.com/s3 to see the artist lineup and links to their respective works.
In honor of Dionysos Meilikhios (gentle, kindly, honey-sweet) I have created a one of a kind kyphi incense blend, which, like Dionysos Himself, is comprised of many elements and has gone through many incarnations. I’m calling this incense BloodHoney.
This dense and decadent kyphi is made out of figs and raisins soaked in heated red wine and honey, and then soaked again in more wine. This was allowed to meld together for one month. Next it was mixed with finely ground frankincense, benzoin, styrax, cinnamon, brown sugar, and cassia, then heated in white wine and left to dry on its own for four months. Lastly, the kyphi was rolled in more frankincense, benzoin, honeyed amber, and myrrh before being rolled into large brick portions to dry one last time. When all is said and done, it will have gone through three incarnations, like the Orphic Dionysos’ births, and six months of drying.
From the initial batch, which was rather a lot of materials, the final product has become six large, dense kyphi bricks. One is not pictured, as it has been my test-subject—most constantly poked and prodded and checked and burned throughout the past few months. The rest, as you can see, are quite large, the smallest being the width of a U.S. nickel and twice the height. Today I finally re-wrapped them in clean wax paper, and took the opportunity to share the product with everyone. The winner of the agon will receive the three largest bricks,
BloodHoney has been a labor of love, and an absolute pleasure to work on. The smell is heavenly. It is currently quite firm, but still pliable and easy to ;inch off small amounts for burning. A little goes a long way. I want this labor of love to go to hands that will appreciate the product, and give it up as an offering to Dionysos or use in their work or worship of/with Him as it was intended, but most of all I want people to honor the theoi, work with and for them, and keep them in their minds and hearts. I want to remind people of the honey-sweetness of Dionysos, of the many pleasures he is capable of bringing to our lives.
There are still more than fifteen days left to submit an entry for the agon, and I’d love to see more art with Dionysos in mind!
The full rules were initially posted here.
For therapy I had to make images that would remind me that I could feel good about myself as I healed and I couldn’t think of a better icon than Sailor Moon. So I give you…Self-Positive Sailor Moon.
I LIKE THIS A LOT
this is awesome!
Sailor Mars as a Robot, spur of the moment “sketch” commission for Narp.
Terracotta Aphrodite adjusting Her sandal. Pella. Late 4th – early 1st BC.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.
Fairy tale series continued - The Six Swans
mixing ink copics & watercolor~
Anonymous asked: You're awesome! :)
Damn straight. ;)