Saturday, April 18, 2015

Glyph Party, Survivalist Hermit

Glyph Party is inspired by the glyphs of the ancient Maya, one of the most interesting pictographic languages. When looking at Mayan glyphs I am often struck by their immediacy; they sometimes seem contemporary, with a cartoony aesthetic. Other ancient hieroglyphs don't have this same feel--they are more stiff and formal. My rendition of glyphs celebrates a zany or informal feeling.

Survivalist Hermit is partially inspired by the classical Chinese genre of monk and hermit paintings. It is also a response to the rugged individualist notion that survivalists have about themselves. The card is tongue-in-cheek, mixing Buddhist otherworldliness with materialist paranoia.

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