Prophecies of War

I’ve sketched out “Prophecies of War”, the next painting in the book — “And ‘mid this tumult Kubla heard from far, ancestral voices prophesying war!” After this, two to go plus the cover! The end is near! I’ve been doing test readings to Nefarious and I think it’ll hold a child’s attention. To make the book easier to read, every page of text is going to contain the previous and next lines of the poem, allowing the reader more control over the spacing of the images. That is, for this page, the accompanying text page would be something like this — of course this is not the image it goes with; I just wanted a context for the layout:


Anyway, back to sketching this thing out, but here’s that real page, in outline of course. The last two pages are the interior of the pleasure dome, and then the final “milk of paradise” image. Conceptually I see the pleasure dome being full of poppies and other psychoactive plants — thus the imagery of the poem — and I found a great page on Wikipedia that’s acting as a resource for these paintings: Psychedelic plants.



  1. Phil Moore wrote:

    Mmmmmmmmm 5-meo-dmt. Woot woot

    Friday, February 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm | Permalink
  2. starbadger wrote:

    it’s a pleasure to watch you think.

    Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 8:18 pm | Permalink
  3. Neill wrote:

    can’t wait to buy the finished product, looks mint!

    Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 9:53 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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