About the design
on June 11, 2008
The spirit Andrealphus was said to be able to give a human the form of a bird, and to take on the form of a peacock, or a person. Dantalion was said to be able to take on the form of any man or woman, to go anyplace in the world, and to make a person feel anything. I found my own meaning in these old symbolic spirits, and I translated them into a spirit of music:
The magician of music is an incredible being. He or She has the power to transport you anywhere in the world in an instant, and to make you feel any emotion, with only the sweep of a hand or the sigh of a breath. If you have ever felt your soul swell and your heart lift as the music hits the perfect notes, the perfect harmonies, then you have been under this magician's spell, because music grants flight to the mind and song to the spirit. Music is the closest thing we will ever have to wings.
Inspired by my music as I was sketching in Photoshop. The magician is intended to be androgynous, so that you may see it however you like, as male or female.
Three colors on navy blue. Possibly the dark red areas printed as copper sparkle.