‘Anguish of Mind’ by Richard A. Kirk
Artist: Richard A. Kirk
Title: ‘Anguish of Mind’
Medium: Ink on Paper
Dimensions: 10” x 8”
Year of Creation: 2017
About the Artwork:
Part of a cycle of work called, ‘The Devil Tree’.
“The Devil Tree, a pun on deviltry, refers to the tree of synaptic connections in the brain and nervous system. This tree can skew either way in the production of dreams and visions. The idea behind the series was to create a series of encapsulated narratives in an imaginary world. Each image is a frozen point in time where the protagonists engage without the limitations of the external. Humour mixes horror, anthropomorphism extends beyond the boundary of the living. These are peeks into the ongoing image engine of the Devil Tree.” – Richard A. Kirk
About the Artist:
Richard A. Kirk is a Canadian visual artist, illustrator, and author.
He exhibits internationally. Richard has illustrated works by Clive Barker, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Christopher Golden, China Mieville, the rock band Korn and others.
Richard’s work is drawn from an interest in the forms and processes of the natural world. He explores these themes through the creation of meticulous drawings, which often depict chimerical creatures and protean landscapes. Metamorphosis is an underlying narrative in all of Richard’s work.
Richard is the author of the novels, THE LOST MACHINE (Radiolaria Studios, 2010), and NECESSARY MONSTERS (Resurrection House, Arche Press, 2017), and a forthcoming short story collection (2017).
Representation: Martha Millard, Sterling Lord Literistic, NY.