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Alexa Bliss: Placid Island

Alexa Bliss

Ink, watercolor and acrylic on 11" x 15" watercolor paper

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“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”

"If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

I put watered-down red acrylic paint on a piece of watercolor paper, added some ink wash and a little bit of black watercolor, and finished it with the words spoken by the mouth of madness.

This image haunted my mind to the point that I had to bring it from the nightmare world into our world, and now it haunts your mind in turn.