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We have a special affinity for bones, shadows and darker art, exploring nature and the duality of life and death, and pagan themes.
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CATACOMB HEARTS, by New Orleans-based designer-maker Laura Shrewsbury, founder of the edgy and glamorous atelier Weapon of Choice New Orleans. and designer-maker for the WOC NOLA-Modern Druid line.
Inspired by Dr. Paul Koudounaris’ book 'Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs', Laura has created a unique art installation comprised of three adorned and bejeweled "holy relics of the Church of Rock and Roll”: a full-size Saint Fortissima, the patron Saint of Loud; the sacred head of Saint Sonic, the patron Saint of Audiophiles and Sound Engineers; and the sacred hand of Saint Axe, the patron Saint of Guitarists.
Patron Saint of Loud
Her hallowed bejeweled guitar transfigures the previously overlooked, the hidden, and the meek, making lions out of lambs.
Pray unto her and sayeth not that girls cannot rock!
Patron Saint of Audiophiles and Sound Engineers
With his Sacred Cigarette and Holy Highball, Saint Sonic rests eternally at his mixing board,
rewarding supplicants with patience and purity of sound...
Patron Saint of Guitarists
The Sacred Hand of Saint Axe holds aloft the Gleaming Pick of Piety.
It's beauty blinds evildoers and those who dare to repllicate guitar tracks with a synthesizer.
The Hand of Saint Axe blesses those about to rock.. and salutes them!
H.D. Howard is a French artist and graduate of Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France, with a BFA in multimedia. His work explores the resonance between darkness and beauty as a way to process personal loss and bereavement. Each high-contrast image conjures luscious taphophilic scenes; rain-washed statuaries and weathered offerings for losses both recent and long forgotten.
Printed on Hahnemuhle Rag with Hand Torn Deckled Edging, H.D.'s stunning giclee prints are available framed and unframed.
Unframed: $30.00 | Framed: $45.00
This painting it the first of an ongoing series currently in process at Modern Druid. It is a celebration of a temporal romance through the seasons representing the universal life and death cycle, beginning with Spring.
Momento Mori is a latin phrase meaning: remember that you have to die. It is about embracing our death everyday so that we may live fully and with a sense of peace.
Through the seasons, we are reminded of the inevitability of change and our undeniable connection to it. This series is timely after a year filled with loss and forced reconcilliation with chaos and entropy. Our connection to the universe can never be diminished.
Dimensions: 27 1/2”W X 48”L framed, painted on prepared wooden panels with acrylic paint.
Three more paintings representing the seasons are expected in this series and the set will be auctioned in 2022.
Dan Springer received formal art training at Rhode Island School of Design, earning a BFA in illustration in 1991.
He has completed multiple freelance illustration projects for various corporations and publications, including The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Asbury Park Press, and many more.
He founded the 4E Gallery in Tribeca, NY in 1996 where he rotated exhibits of his and various other artists’ work each month.
His pieces have been shown at numerous galleries and NY clubs including, Ace Gallery, Gershwin Gallery, and The Tunnel. A permanent exhibition can be found at Faces and Names (159 W. 54th St) and Rumours (8th Ave. & 55th St).
For the past 29 years Dan has been a professional live caricature artist, completing hundreds of commissions for individuals and institutions.
He currently lives in Nyack, NY.
Dimensions: 16” x 20” original — 21” x 27” framed
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Dimensions: 18” x 22” original — 23” x 27” framed
These two one-of-a-kind pieces are a unique departure from Springer’s usual style. Created over the course of 30 years, using a folded paper technique involving oil, charcoal and turpentine, the artist manipulated areas of each piece periodically. This has an illusory effect as recognizable shapes appear to rise into form from the murky depths. The result is a playful pareidolia with a sinister ambiance.