by Dan Cohen
Are the wilds of cyberspace inhabited by entities other than human? Is the Internet haunted? Perhaps the elves and sprites who dwelt in the Otherworld of nature escaped to other virtual realms when we encroached on their ancestral ground. After all, what better place for tricksy, often capricious, beings to thrive?
The addition of iridescent paint on this piece asks to be seen in person from many angles to appreciate the scintillating, shifting colors.
Oil and Acrylic on Panel
8″ x 8″ unframed
8.5″ x 8.5″ framed
Product Width: 8 inches
Product Surface: Cradled Board
Dan’s influences include world mythologies, occult sciences, and alternative states of consciousness. His signature elements – beautifully rendered forms, archetypal symbolism, Alien Deco designs – bridge the past and future, magic and technology.
He currently lives in Portland, OR.
“My Superhero Mission is to Re-Enchant the World. It’s all too easy these days to feel disenchanted, as though Magic and Wonder are dead and gone, encased in a tomb made of jaded cynicism and modern materialism. Magic and Wonder are still here of course, waiting to be acknowledged. Re-enchantment is attuning to the humming Soul of the World. It’s revealing the hidden layers of meaning that lie just below the surface of things. It’s playing with possibilities. It’s the feeling of a before unseen world crystalizing right before your eyes. Of peering into that unknown yet familiar world, then having the feeling that something is peering back.”
If you are interested in my work, please visit my website for other paintings, commissions and prints!