A Stream of Tears (2007), 74×46 cm.
Apokryfia is a series of graphic novels and comic strips. Graphic poems, if you will. The visions often start from sketch books, visual diaries.
Here’s a psychedelic companion musical piece for listening while reading – When It Is Raining from My Arms (2001):
- [download or play the mp3, if the player above doesn’t show up] (6:50)
Dancer (2011) from the Apokryfia book #8 Theta. Pencil, 10×15 cm *9.
Here is a direct continuation to the previous medieval piece, this time in a more ambient-symphonic setting:
- Memory of the Rose (I Picked You a Rose from the Forest, Part ][) (2005) [download or play mp3, if the play bar above doesn’t show up]
From the album Memory of the Rose (2005).
A series called Sepia.
Encounters in Spring.
Flapsticks and Wind of the Sand.
Color pencils, 15×10 cm. From the Apokryfia book #10 Kappa the Kolor.
Winter Princess (5.2.2012). Wooden color pencils, 10×15 cm * 9. From the Apokryfia sketch books.
Flying Exercises | Lentoharjoituksia (2011). Wooden color pencils and ink, 10×15 cm. From the Apokryfia book #10 Kappa the Color.
Color pencils and ink, 10×15 cm. Inspired by Afrikan tähti (Star of Africa) board game, that is legendary in Finland. I have the original game by Kuvataide from 1950s in my collection which I inherited from my dear grand mother – she was an oil painter. We used to play the game a lot and I have fond memories of it. I also have the extremely rare Commodore 64 game adaptation (1986) made by Amersoft.
This art is from the Apokryfia sketch book #10 Kappa the Color where all the illustrations are in color, instead of mostly black and white of the other volumes.
By the way, Madagascar has traveled all the way to the exact opposite side of the “pool continent” here for some reason.
Fountain of Africa is from December 8th 2011 and it was a follow-up and based on the proximate black and white ink sketch from November 8th 2011. Mountains and some kind of a huge tree-sized plant make the surrounding setting in both and I picked the woman-motif and giraffe for the color work too,
The particular November-sketch on the other hand originates from my morphing graphic novel Apokryfia: Zeta (April 2011) — see the post Venus and the Dream Machine. There is a section happening in Africa with skeletons in the middle of the story where all this started from.
Pen drawing 21x 29 cm and a computer colorized version. Egypt, the Sphinx and pyramids have always inspired me. Notice the owl on top of the Sphinx and the All-Seeing Eye.