“There’s a tale in the Caballa that suggests that the Angel of Death is so beautiful that on finally seeing it (or him, or her) you fall in love so hard, so fast, that your soul is pulled out through your eyes.” – Neil Gaiman
If you have never read any thing by Neil […]
Isis as you should all know was one of the pantheon of Ancient Egypt. Isis was considered a goddess of Nature and Magic and was wife of Osiris (an underworld God) who was also her brother. It makes sense that Isis would also be considered an Earth Mother type goddess.
Although this image is instantly recognizable as a Yin Yang Symbol, it is also recognizable as not being the symbol you are used to seeing. It be quite honest, the Yin Yang Symbol as normally depicted is quite boring to batik. The image I settled upon for my work comes from a book called “Real […]
Being a big Led Zeppelin fan, I had to make some sort of Zeppelin shirt. But what was I to do? Unlike a band like the Grateful Dead, who had a plethora of iconography to choose from, Led Zeppelin had limited visual symbolism. The two items I settled on as instantly recognizable imagery, Led Zeppelin […]
The Ankh is one of the great symbols that we have coming down to us from antiquity. The Ankh was (is) the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that reads “life”. Or perhaps more accurately the concept of eternal life. Life! Live it! My version of it would suggest a life burning with intensity. This is a […]
Many folks would have been introduced to this image with the Led Zeppelin 4 album, sometimes called Zoso. They lifted the image from one tarot deck or another. This card is associated with the Hebrew letter yod, which is the first letter of the Tetragrammaton. It is also associated with the Zodiac Sign of Virgo. […]
I stood upon the balcony with my brand new bride, The clink of bells came drifting down the mountainside, When in our sight something moved Lightning eyed and cloven-hooved, The great god Pan is alive.
He moves amid the modern world in disguise, It’s possible to look into his immortal eyes, He’s like a man […]
A quote I have in the back of my head goes something like this, “What we experience as life and time is simply gods hand moving faster than the eye can see.” This image is connotative of Shiva dancing the world into and out of existence with every movement and gesture. The eternal dance on […]
These images go out with love to my Leo friends. Batik has some limits as to how fine a detail you can put on some images. In this case I was able to create an image that I could be proud of, and evocative of the Leonine personality type that I have been woven up […]
Here are a series of Sun and Moon themed batiks. This is just a sampling of the many many celestial symbols that I have crafted over the years. Milena from now, our descendents will still be looking to the heavens and marveling at the at the wonder of the moon and the sun.
I like to warm up to batik sessions with free form psychedelic sketches. One of my favorites to do is the old stand by, the peace symbol. Here are a collection of various ones through time, starting with two hemp shirts. Most of these images are a burning sun type peace symbols. When there is […]
“The Wheel keeps turning and you can’t slow down, you can’t let go and you can’t hold on, you can’t go back and you can’t stand still. If the thunder don’t get you then the lightening will. Small wheel turn by the fire and rod, big wheel turn by the grace of god, every time […]
Here are just a few images of the many Chaos Symbols that I have drawn over the years. The design works well with the free from style I like to use when sketching with wax. The Chaos Symbol is simply 8 arrows radiating outward from a central point. This is a symbol that suggests […]