I’m processing the world through a lens of magic realism and fantasy these days- both in books and art. Just discovered the amazing myth and fantasy art illustrator-painter Stephanie Pui-Mun Law:
See all the galleries on her website. These are from the fairytale and mythology gallery, along with inspiring descriptions like this one, “Baba Yaga of Slavic folklore: she was wise woman and witch, bestower of gifts and curses, life and death, crone, grandmother, and goddess. “My white knight, bright day. My red knight, round sun. My black knight, dark night,” so she names her three servants.” From Red Knight of Burning Day.
The Sunbather. This series, Cycles, has both light and dark companion pieces. Her zodiac pieces are gorgeous. But my favorites are illustrated from myth and legend.
Stephanie says, “Inspired by the short story Green Serpent by Marie-Catherine D’Aulnoy, a 17th century version of the old Psyche and Eros tale. However, Eros is replaced with a man cursed with the form of a green serpent.” Keep reading here: Cradle of Life.
I have this theory that Oakland incubates more artists per capita (painters, poets, musicians, steampunk sculptors, etc.) than any other city. Of course she lives in Oaktown. 😉 She has a sale now- got this album cover piece for my studio.