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Journaling the Apocalypse

December 5, 2008
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  1. December 5, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Amazing piece, Pica! Love the calligraphy and colours, and it’s quite large – wish I could see it in real life.

  2. December 5, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Wow. And I love the looming figure. Death in his cowl, sure, but unhacknifyed.

    (Hey, it’s the end of the world, I can make up words if I want to!)

  3. December 5, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Beautiful use of text and the colors are incredible.

  4. Ivy
    December 5, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Holy wow. Even better at larger size.

  5. R
    December 5, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    I also wish I could see it in person!

    The words written across “Death” are a nice gracenote.

  6. December 6, 2008 at 6:49 am

    I wish I could see it at full size. It’s powerful even here. The horse is a horse of the apocalypse? But it also looks like a cave painting to me — ss though the words were layers of history on the wall of the cave. A great interpretation of the theme.

  7. December 6, 2008 at 11:50 am

    So complexly, incisively beautiful. Speaking softly but relentlessly to so many feelings and associations. Powerful and wonderful.

  8. December 7, 2008 at 4:31 am

    Beautifully and frighteningly evocative!

  9. December 7, 2008 at 8:54 am

    A really beautiful object about unspeakable ugliness.
    Some kind of strange metamorphosis. The spirit of it not unlike the beautiful-ugly Indian goddess of destruction, Kali.

  10. owcnblog
    December 11, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you very much, everyone. Despite the subject matter, this was fun to do.

    Dale — the figure in his cowl was a total accident. I love those.

    R — I’m glad you like the words across Death — I wasn’t sure about it. It was the last thing I did, not sure till the end, but pleased with the result.

    Nancy — yes, it was Death’s pale horse, but the whole thing did feel like a cave painting/graffitoed wall.

    Now my question is what to do with the thing…

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