I return to a too-long-discarded idea, the Endless Factory Tarot. The concept of a massive factory complex, a conglomeration of machinery, resources, products, and people has given me some new ideas and gotten me out of a creative rut.
This card is The Moon. A subject dreams in her virtual reality prison. With nothing to guide her, she can only focus on herself. Thus she is trapped in infinite recursion, a false enlightenment that will reveal no answers. The flotsam of media surrounds her, blaring on every screen, more distractions, more input.
I’ve been working on more material for Far Summers, my ‘xenoanthropology’ project.I’ve posted some new images into the Aliens and Character Design page. More to come.
I’m in the initial stages of The Endless Factory, a Tarot deck of my own design. The deck is themed around a vast factory complex, as big as a city, where the workers, consumers, and products blur in a hellish cybernetic conglomeration. Dehumanization goes hand in hand with mechanization.
The start of the deck is the Number III card, The Empress. She commands the Artificial Wombs of the next generation of creations, workers, and who knows what else. Her crown of diodes surmounts her modified head. Representing creativity, she’ll be a good start.
I’ve been working on projects for people since my last update. However, they’re either technical drawings or concept sketches covered by NDA’s. When I can update with them, I will. More to follow.
At SCAD’s Generate Event, I created an illustration following the ‘Science Fiction’ theme. So here it is, done in about 8 hours…Chtulhu vs. Giant Robots! 20’s vs. the 50’s! Ray guns and steel versus squamus protoplasm!
This was done in graphite powder and charcoal, with follow-up work in Photoshop.
My thesis show for Far Summers: Journey in the Greater World is coming up on September 23rd at the Dewberry Gallery. Link and info below:
My alien travelogue Far Summers continues, with new images coming soon. I’ve also edited and updated a few of the existing images.
I’ve been adding new images from the Far Summers project as I finish them. Images in the Aliens & Character Design tab.
This is just a random illustration challenge for the Illustration Asylum at SCAD. The topic was ‘Red Light District’. So I drew a jaded devil, crushed with ennui. Contracts are stuck all over, neglected.
More images added to the Far Summers project in Aliens & Character Design gallery.