Strange Portrait – Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe, oil on panel, 11×14, 2013.

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I started with Lovecraft, and then was commissioned to paint Poe. I think the final in the creepy series should be Stephen King.

I loved when we got to read Poe or other creepy things growing up, it is probably the reason I am so strange as an adult.


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New Art – Slender Man

Slender Man, 9×12, ink on paper.

In the past year or so, I have had a lot of younger people visit me at my shows and talk to me about Slender Man. I never quite understood what they were talking about because the stories varied so greatly. This last month, a friend of mine (Justin Webb), has been interning with Aradani at our show in Ohio. He also brought up Slender Man and pointed me to do some research on the web about him since my art reminds Justin of the Slender Man. The origin story of Slender Man is very interesting, as it is a myth that has been born in such a small time frame. The imagery of an elongated man has been around for a long time, as it is quite nightmarish. I feel like things like this live on the edge of consciousness and sleep, right before sleep over takes you and your thoughts seems to stretch out and become surreal.

So this is my first attempt at capturing Slender Man in image, hope everyone enjoys it!

Further work on larger lovecraft painting.


Here is the latest photo of the 30 x 40 painting. I am calling it “the edge of madness”. Finished the first layer of the little flying machine on the left, next is to do a reference photoshoot for the flying cthulhu which will be on the right side of the canvas. So far I am pretty happy with the progress. I got the idea for the background when I was half dreaming imagining what a chaos dream plane would look like.

New Mask photos – Bone Alien Armor

Hey guys,

I have had this mask finished for a while, just had not had time to post photos. I finished this after I sculpted our very popular duck bill prosthetic, as something that was more “me” than a duck bill. I just grabbed some clay and made it without and real plan. And I think it worked.

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Alien Bone Armor Mask – Cast resin and hand painted. Michael Bielaczyc, 2011.

It is available to purchase over at our props section on the Aradani Costumes page.