All digital art by Michael
The above image is the “featured” image for a gallery focused on the Succubus or Devil Woman that sometimes moves within our dreams. A brief description of the succubus is included for historical reference is also included in the gallery – Succubus – Devil Woman
The Valkyrie of Norse mythology. For more images and a brief backgrounder, check out my digital art gallery – The Valkyrie
I’ve been working on a post, The Rise and Fall of Dionysus and the above image was inspired by that writing. The central questions I wanted to learn more about were how a great civilization like Greece fades and what became of their gods? My findings are available as a “work in progress” here: Dionysus – The Rise and Fall (and Rise).
I created this above image a while back during a free-flow session. I had been reading a lot about Dionysus in general and, in particular, Nietzsche’s interpretation of Dionysus. In this image, Dionysus delights in the unification of our divine dreams and primal urges along with the transcendent ecstasy he orchestrates…as do the participants. I’ll explore this line of thought further in a future post.
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is celebrated in central and southern Mexico on November 1 & 2. Coinciding with the Catholic holiday called All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people of Mexico have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones. They believe the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.
A feature image from an upcoming post about Sienna – Nights in White Satin.