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Don't mind the video, it's the progress of my Leviathan painting, to show you a little of my process when I paint.

I am really really excited to bring to you my latest painting, "Knowledge", also fondly known as 'the library dragon'. As with all my prints, it will be printed on fine satin paper, using acid free inks, to make fine art prints. This is a larger piece, being 15 x 20 large and I'm really excited to see it come to life in print. I've had a professional photographer, Vladimir Chopin, do the photo work to make sure this is as true to the original as possible.

I'm offering it to all my backers for $30 each, plus shipping. The retail value will be $40 plus shipping.

It will be a limited edition print run, so all prints will come signed and numbered by myself.

 I will be adding stretch goals on should we go past the 1200 point. So keep watch!

The story behind this painting is an exploration of what we leave behind, when we as a civilization are gone. Our Gods and our garbage, for future civilizations to explore and wonder. To me all of man's knowledge would be left behind in abandoned libraries, to slowly rot away on fragile paper pages.

We've always been so wary of knowledge. Even the bible depicts the apple of knowledge as the 'forbidden fruit' with a serpent to lure the unsuspecting into taking a bite.

Keeping in mind the depth of our distrust of information and knowledge, I've chosen a serpentine dragon as the guardian of the remains of man's knowledge. Snakes are often misunderstood and seen as underhanded, devious creatures, with very little reason to view them this way. Could it be that our fear of knowledge was misplaced? Perhaps in knowing and understanding the world around us, we could prevent a future like this, where knowledge is lost and rotting away.

The Leviathan was a recent painting of mine, that I was really pleased with how it came out. I was inspired by this beautiful Labradorite from Madagascar and just had to paint a beast to go with it.

 

Risks and challenges

Shipping shipping shipping. The last three months have been a nightmare shipping wise, with several originals damaged when going to their new homes. I have swapped out shipping companies, and am confident that they will all reach their destination whole and intact.

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    Missed my Leviathan painting? Here he is in all his dark, watery glory.

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    One of each, Leviathan and the Library dragon!

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