Series

Mana

Created: August – September 2018

A tribute to my favourite card game, Magic the Gathering. Each painting represents a type of mana used in the game. The first five are the common ones (Island, Mountain, Forest, Swamp and Plains), and the other two are Colourless and Phyrexian.


Wederlecht

Created: April – May 2018

A similar series to Plichtpleeghing, using a different invocation.

Bones of beasts scattered far and wide.
Steeple crimson crystal. Steel wheels.
Wind in action and sky at rest.
The sound of flying arrows hill the hollow castle!


Plichtpleeghing

Created: March 2018

After a nostalgia binge rewatch of Bleach, a Japanese animated series I enjoyed immensely during my teens, I felt inspired by some of the invocations and wanted to see if I could transform them to painting form. Plichtpleeghing was my first attempt. Take the English translation with a grain of salt, my Japanese wasn’t at a level I could competently translate the poetic nuance of the original.

In my right hand, the stone that connects the worlds.
In my left hand, the blade that binds existence.
The black-haired shepherd. The chair of the noose.
Where the clouds gather, I strike the abyss!


Nameless

Created: February 2018

First attempt at doing a series of smaller paintings (all four of them are A4). Created in an uninspired period to challenge myself (hence the lack of a name). Can you spot all the hints that point to their order?