Painting and Power, Magic and Myth

     The following is an excerpt from Innocence to Vengeance, one of the more disturbing stories in my upcoming book Gonzombie and Other Dark Tales.

Master_Nick-RobertsMazhique      The young woman looks up at him, and into him. Through his eyes, she sees herself as he would like her to be. She sees herself clad in a short, red, pleated skirt and a thin, white, short sleeve shirt, not buttoned, but tied just under the bosom. She sees white, knee-high socks and black patent leather Mary-Janes.
     Her vital fluids ooze out of her pores, nipples, and genitals, and slide over her body like a second skin. This skin assumes the shapes, colors and textures of the garments that the drunkard had imagined.

     The girl, (Thani, often featured battling zombies in my work,) is not so defenseless as she would have the creepy drunkard believe. The manner in which her power flows was inspired by the menstruum, the witches’ magic of Clive Barker’s Weaveworld. That sorcery also inspired the painting featured here, Mazhique.

     I would say that this witch is empowered, but that word isn’t quite right. So many of its synonyms (authorize, permit, allow, and so on) imply that power is being granted by an outside force. In sooth, her power flows from within.
     As does your own.
     Your are your power. Wield yourself well.
Let the Art remind you.

9″ x 12″ Acrylic
Painting and Prints Available
If collector, connoisseur,
or a patron you may be,
if this art you would procure,
to begin, please contact me.
Master Nick Roberts © 2013

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