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Tag: Folk Horror

‘A Warrior (Against The Heat)’

This is a framed print of a digital piece I created for the recent Summer Solstice. Now I don’t like Summer. I really don’t. I don’t like the relentless heat and noise and light that so many others seem to love. And many of the worst things that have ever happened to me have happened in the Summer, so the whole season is a set of unpleasant, traumatic associations for me. One of the things that most terrifies me about climate change is that we’ll find ourselves locked in an… Read more ‘A Warrior (Against The Heat)’

‘Ghost Stories for the Pandemic’

I’m very pleased this week to have two of my pieces featured in the latest issue of the marvelous Scroll Magazine.Both of these pieces were inspired by the landscape and atmosphere of ghost stories, especially of the Folk Horror variety. I feel that ghost stories, where characters are often isolated, time is out of joint, reminders of death are ever present and familiar places become strange are in many ways the perfect genre for the time of the pandemic and the lockdown. In ghost stories as in lockdown, the past… Read more ‘Ghost Stories for the Pandemic’