A window into what we are up to during the Fall residency!
The weather has been absolutely beautiful here in Center Harbor and we have been watching the season slowly change, tree by tree. As we drink in the last days of summer, our residents have been busy creating.
Anka Lavriv, illustrator and owner of Black Iris tattoo in Brooklyn, NY, has been working on cards for a tarot deck as well as a number of beautifully delicate illustrative drawings. Her imagery draws from her Ukrainian heritage as well as intuitive insights and patterns from tattoo to traditional Mongolian fashion. Below is some work she has created in the past week.
Grant Hanna is an illustrator living in Beverly, MA who holds a Masters in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Sourcing his work from his study of historical magical texts, he is working on an oracle deck that depicts magical images from traditional astrology. Below are some that he has created thus far during the residency.
Meanwhile we have been working to recreate our tattoo room. Viewing tattooing as a magical act, we wanted to create a work space that reflects that. After a new coat of paint and some decluttering and then a good cleaning with salt water and sage, we set to work building a magical circle. We aligned with circle with the 4 directions and hung a mirror directly above the circle.
Natan doing the first tattoo in the new room:
An image of an artist book made by K Lenore:
And a few pictures of the beautiful land around us:
Blessings on the new season!
Art is Magic,
K Lenore & Natan