‘Sanguine Demon’ by Sea of Doom
Artist: Sea of Doom
Title: ‘Sanguine Demon’
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 12″ x 24″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
“The one constant in my life has always been a very vivid imagination. This imagination has been aided by my curiosity and research into mythology and the occult, amongst many other influences. I aim to build my own mythology with the images I create. The Sanguine Demon is one of those images.
The birth of this demon began in an antique store, as my eyes fixated on an old steel sculpture. I imagined it would be hung over a doorway, but instead of warding off spirits, this sculpture beckoned them. I knew I had to paint my own version of this other worldly beacon.
This particular demon is a not so distant relative of the Green Man, a being that is traditionally associated with rebirth and growth. The Sanguine Demon seeks to grow from within, to build the blood, to metabolize and gain inner strength. The reds and pinks represent that internal viscera, muscle and blood. A reminder that in order to enact any sort of change around you, one must first fortify and believe in themselves.” – Sea of Doom
About the Artist:
Kristin Scholz is a visual artist working predominantly in paint and fiber. Coming of age in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Kristin was interested in nature, mythological creatures, and her inner world. Her eventual artistic endeavors, collectively bold and graphic in nature, would be informed by the cathartic musical influence of punk and riot grrl, as well as the skate and street art subcultures of her youth. Kristin later attended MICA in Baltimore where she was awarded her BFA in Illustration in 2005.
Kristin’s current work incorporates the vibrancy and geometries of psychedelia with a hypnotic attention to detail. In her precise and colorful artworks, she explores subject matter that is dark, obscure, and mysterious, often in media reserved for softer, more domestic themes. Her art creates a personal mythology, crafting a narrative populated by familiar occult sigils and beings woven with personal reflection and experience.
She currently lives in Philadelphia.