What Remains, Wayne Barlowe
Wayne Barlowe is an incredible artist that has written two books, complete with paintings, about his trip to Hell and back. “Barlowe’s Inferno”, and “Brushfire” are fascinating, scary books by a master artist. His third book, on the subject of Hell, is titled “God’s Demon” and is essentially about war in Hell. I’ve created this frame taking elements from his books and bringing them out onto the frame,i.e. the two Demon figures at each bottom corner, spewing out their constant stream of filth, and Cerberus, who guards the gates of Hell. I’ve burned in some Demon glyphs and painted behind them with neon colors. These glyphs constantly float through the air and around the Demons of Hell. Since all his buildings and roads are made of compressed “souls”, I went around the entire frame with some suede leather and embedded glass eyes and bones at various points, as described in his books. At the top I’ve placed a Celtic Cross, representing Heaven, where all Hell’s Demons came from, and just how far they have fallen. The inset is a copy of the cover of his book “God’s Demon”. All edges were burned with a torch also reflecting the “Heat” of Hell.