The Artist's Loft
For the most part, I consider myself a writer, a teller of tales and dreamer of dreams. However, on occasion, I also enjoy dabbling in the graphic arts. I hope to use this area to showcase a little of all my talents eventually. These pages also offer an opportunity to play around with a few different design ideas.
Dee at the Portal is an example of how every now and then things just come together. I was playing around with Photoshop and created the background, then I added a door, but then it needed something to balance it out. Just then I got a e-mail from Dee and things clicked. Art or cheesecake? You be the judge.
Journey to Illuminatis was published in January 1999 in Dragon Soup, a Canadian science fiction and fantasy magazine. Although Dragon Soup has been a successful e-zine for several years, the editor honored me by choosing this story for its first print issue. The story is a mixture of Rosicrucian philosophy and hack-and-slash fantasy.
Bedtime Story was first published by Peridot Books in their winter 1998 issue. The idea came from a series of discussions I had with various people concerning China's treatment of Tibetans, dragons, gay bashing and the ebb and flow of the warrior class.
Rose Cross Art Work: A Brazilian frater pointed out to me that the Rose Cross logo I use in my headers isn't an official logo of my Order. This got me to musing and doodling. I hope you like the results.
From Belfast to Bourbon Street: I wrote this suite of poems one gloomy afternoon while ruminating on a girl I used to know and the causes we believed in.
Stars on the Water is an idea that came to me one night watching a meteor shower off the coast of Biloxi.
Fire in the Sky is a short essay about one of my favorite annual rituals. I couldn't describe it in words, so I took at shot at a multimedia essay. The music, in case your interested, is Enya's "The Sun in the Stream." The graphics, I made using Alchemy Mindworks' Gif Construction set.
As Above, So Below describes my daughter's discovery of the microcosm and the macrocosm. If you don't know what I mean, read it anyway. It sort of explains itself.
The Drakhan is my favorite of the poems I've written. In case you haven't noticed, it's where the name for my web site originated.
The idea for Walking the Path came to me while reading up on the Transhumanist movement. It occured to me that mystics and scientists differ in their approach, but not their goals. In addition to writing the poem, I created the artwork from a photograph.
Somewhere in the Distance is a poem I wrote for my daughter's first birthday. It's the kind of poem that has to be written, but probably should never be published. Still, a writer who doesn't pen at least one poem for his child is probably destined for hell.
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