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The Lovers
This adaptation of the tarot card 'The Lovers' was created for the Ostara Tarot show in Vancouver. As anyone who's viewed my gallery knows well, beautiful naked people is what I do. As always, however, I try and bring to my work something more than that, some emotion, some idea, some theme. With love, I wanted to work in that it can be more complicated than attraction and affection, it can be dangerous, it can destroy you. The piece is also reversible; the orientation here is arbitrary, as the roles, dominance and balance in relationships is by no means preordained. I want also to state that anyone of any gender or persuasion could just as easily be here in this image, but I made the choice of a man and a woman to try and represent and provide room for self insertion for as many human beings as might view this image.

Graphite and gold leaf on water-colour paper, some Photoshop retouching.
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Mephistopheles
As an atheist, I have become fascinated with the Christian institution of Satan. The Devil, Lucifer, the Morning Star, Mephistopheles. Just imagining it. A singularity of all ostentation and lust and pleasure. Moreso, I think about the crimes attributed this personage; temptation to consider socially forbidden ideas and practices, the doubting of dogma, the brokering of the rejection of established custom for something new, and maybe better. I think about all that is welcomed by them, free love, free thought, questioning, innovation, creativity, diversity, alternatives, and apostasy, music, dancing, food, fucking, orgies, and unincriminated enjoyment of the body, the mind, the fruits of life, and the Earthly world. And finally, I think of all those sent to them, and who are accepted in their domain, lesbians, gays, trangendereds, scientists, inventors, animals, literally anyone from any religion outside the Abrahamic traditions, potentially anyone from within them, and the Rolling Stones.
Truly, there is evil in this world. But it comes from a lack of empathy, which I hold to be a verb. I say all this, again, as an atheist. But my reading has been that Satan is tolerant, accepting, open minded, free thinking, and undiscriminating. Pondering at the case as objectively as I can, I wonder if Satan might not be a highly representative and venerable exemplar of the values we in the modern day hold the very dearest.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
This is the title piece and inspiration for my recent show 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' exploring the myriad facets of pleasure. Many of the works for the show, including my own, aspired to portray the more nuanced, controversial, and difficult relationships we have with pleasure, but for this piece I indulged my hunger simply to delve into the erotic. The creation of this piece, blending drawings with Photoshop in intuitive, unplanned, and visceral configurations, was a totally new experience for me. It's one I have thus far found to be fruitful and cannot wait to continue expanding. It also speaks to my passion for creating metaphysical narratives with unorthodox but understandable devices. It was also an experiment in incorporating music into my work, and I hope something synesthetic comes across.

Graphite, vellum, Photoshop. 2014.
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Pandora Young
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Canada
Illustrator, artist, sexpot, whatnot, working and living in beautiful Vancouver, Canada!

I am currently completing my degree in Illustration at Emily Carr University of Art + Design!

I'm always taking commissions, love collaborations, and I'm super friendly, so drop me a line any time!
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I recently did an interview with Vancouver's awesome Hot Art Wet City gallery! In truth I feel totally bashful but honoured because they have the most outstanding archive of artist interviews on their website!

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popeyewong Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful and impressive artwork! Keep up the awesome work!
~Pops.
The hollow promise by popeyewong  
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Kin-Kazma Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
WHAT NO WAY ITS YOU


AND YOURE AN INCREDIBLE ARTIST!? 


IS THAT REALLY YOUR PICTURE?
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Reilune Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
:la::love::juggle::party:HAPPY:cake:BIRTHDAY!!!:party::juggle::love::la:
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Before-I-Sleep Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!!! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
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lucium55 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Happy birthday, girl!!! Party Hug 
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hyneige Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Pandora! Have nice time! :snowflake:
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Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Early Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin)  With many happy returns! Have your cake and eat it too
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apiarona Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your gallery veeery much. So stunning and rich. Here goes the watch!
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distorzija Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have mad skills!  Added to my devWatch!
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