"Fatigue..." by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

in Alien Art Hive2 months ago

As my body and mind both feel drained of spark lately, it's time for a sacred rejuvenation ritual. Tomorrow, as soon as I get off work, Mariah and I are hopping in the Escape (a symbolically named vehicle if ever one was) and pilgrimming our way to Stonehenge, (the replica near Mary Hill, Washington, USA) to recharge our evil batteries!

You might be tempted to assume, since this isn't the "REAL" Stonehenge, that it can't be used for focusing psycho-spiritual forces. To such negative thoughts, I would have to respond, "What BULLSHIT have YOU been reading?" The "historical" or "geographical" components of a rejuvenation ritual are IMMATERIAL. What you NEED, the ONLY thing you need, is a good symbol!!! A solid, CONCEPTUAL FOCUS, for your head to sync with and draw inspiration, excitement, and energy from...

In OUR case, we can usually pull this off with everyday objects, images, relationships, and simple rituals and incantations---but as FUCKED as the world is right now, we thought we could use some BIG MAGICK.

Stonehenge is perfect---it's meaningful and personal to US, and it represents so much, culturally and ideologically, which makes it the ideal destination for us at this juncture. (Pre-Harvest Festival / Pre-Samhain / Pre-Festival of Pomona!)

So there is a great likelihood that I will be M.I.A. for the next few days. No Hive, no Twitter, no Discord, no NFT Showroom, UNTIL I've refilled my brain with COSMIC ENERGIES AND MADNESS and RETURNED... And if the trip goes well. (It's actually only about a two hour drive, but we're treating it like a visit to Pagan Mecca!)

In the meantime, I leave you with some experiments in digital drawing and odd manipulation!!! Enjoy (and/or BE AFRAID! Whichever you enjoy most!)

And that's all that shit. Variations on a theme. I thought about slamming them together in an animated gif, but it didn't flow well, so I decided to just share some of the more than 20 different versions of this piece that I conjured into being.

Okay! Be bad little boys and girls while we're away! And don't let the MAN keep you down! Read a DAMN BOOK and make some shit!!! Later!

---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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