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Black As Night

An experimental piece I made for a prompt on Pop My Mind a while ago – a demon lady painted with nail polish and white eyeliner!

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Leviathan

A response on Pop My Mind to Olivers Portrait of Eternal Loneliness.

I was inspired by the snake-like shape of the original image, and the idea of the Leviathan, a great serpent-like monster that encircles the world. A great unknowable creature lurking in the dark.

Folkin’ Around

I had the pleasure of working with family for this one – my half-brother wanted something cool to use for his solo music, so obviously he came to his talented, wonderful, incredibly humble sister. Joking aside, this was super fun to work on. You can check out my brother and all his music related things at the links below:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

And you can keep up with me in all the usual places: on Instagram (@flailingmuse), on my Facebook page (samspicerillustration), and on my Tumblr (incoherentmuses).

From A Stone

 

A response on Pop My Mind to the Let’s Talk theme around mental health and it’s connections to art.

Most of the stresses and anxieties I have can be linked back to my hands. Being prone to RSI causes a lot of pain that feeds into fears of not being able to make work, or of never being able to make enough.  And it’s easy to feel betrayed by your own hands – why won’t they make better work? why can’t they work faster? why aren’t they good enough?

So you push yourself all the time, and if you don’t take a step back to breathe now and again, getting anything else creative out of yourself is like getting blood from a stone.

Disintegration

A response on Pop My Mind, for the Fragmentation theme. This one is a self-portrait, exploring the divide, bleed and crossover of artist and artwork, and the blurry edges where you end and your work begins.

A fun experiment, with a gratuitous application of black face paint.

Death Followed on the Silk Road

A response inspired by the Pop My Mind seed ‘Silk Road’. The Silk Road was a historical trade route which ran from Japan through to the Meditteranean Sea. Along with the valuable goods transported along it, diseases like the plague also travelled the trade route. This piece was inspired by that fact – death running the same route as philosophy and spices.

Available as a print on Society6, INPRNT and Design By Humans