I was Darkly Dreaming

Ozymandias Lives On

Ozymandias (1818) by Percy Shelley “I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—’Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those […]

De Chirico – The Mythological and the Metaphysical

Giorgio de Chirico – Metaphysical Artist (1888 – 1978)   When talking about writing Mythopoeia and the idea of writing for you versus within the modern cultural tropes, I have often looked at the visual arts for inspiration. “Metaphysical art” was a short movement that occurred around 1915 in the early part of the 20th […]

Wacky Pack Trading Cards and the 1970’s

In the crazy, lazy summer days of the free and uncontrolled early 1970’s we ate a lot of candy as kids. It was part of the fun in the 1970’s to work odd jobs or do chores then go to the dime store with our money and buy sweets. Candy from the early 70’s displayed […]