“Skeletal Heart” is about love and death amidst the quiet beauty of nature. The colors are muted to highlight the subject matter and details of the illustration. Like many of my recent works, I’m greatly influenced by Victorian elements, steampunk, gothic surrealism, and nature.
This fantasy anatomical heart is combined with a cactus rose plant, indicating the strength and vulnerability of love. This conceptual piece was originally created with pen/ink, textured papers and digital coloring. It’s available at my ETSY SHOP.
“Enduring Hope” is a skeletal homage to Mother Nature and is inspired by Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” and the upcoming Day of the Dead. In today’s pop culture, images of skeletons don’t hold the same horror and disdain as it has in the past and I wanted to explore that concept–where death is an integral part of life and there’s always beauty in the most mundane or misunderstood subjects. This piece was created with pen/ink and incorporates some of my photographic textures and backgrounds.