It’s a West Virginia Cryptid Family Jam! Psychedelic artist, Brian Zickafoose returns to Ace Adventure Resort for another round of music, art and festival fun. This year’s poster art features several famous mythical monsters from his home state of West Virginia, Sasquatch, Bat Boy, the Flatwoods Monster and Mothman. This year’s poster marks, Zickafoose’s fourth year illustrating the official artwork for the festival and appearance as a feature live painter and Pigment Sanctuary art gallery staple. Zickafoose sat for an interview with the festival promoters to talk about the art and the magic that goes into the creation of the illustration. Mountain Music Festival is happening June 4-6 at Ace Adventure Resort on the New River Gorge, West Virginia. Read the full interview here.
Spider Eclip-Tych by Brian C. Zickafoose
22 x 14 Inches Egg Tempera and Oil on Panel
Available as a limited edition set of canvas diptych prints on 3/4″ stretchers.
Edition of 13. Signed and Hand Numbered by the Artist.
About the Art
I was inspired to paint these two pieces during the Great American Eclipse that happened in August of 2017.
On my way to an eclipse viewing party, I was bit on the hand by a spider. OUCH!
Later as we were witnessing celestial bodies in motion, I removed my glasses for a moment and saw a jewel net blossoming outward from the sun, similar to a spider web.
The shear power of that experience combined with the potent spider medicine in my blood moved me to weave that sense of awe into a painting.
Native Americans have traditionally regarded the spider as an allegorical symbol for the creative process. I have also adopted the spider as an animal totem of my own creativity.
How incredible a creature to create and maintain such an elaborate web for its sustenance.
24 x 24 Inch – Oil and Egg Tempera on Canvas on 2 Inch Gallery Stretchers.
Paper Prints for Sale
Image Size: 14 x 14 in.
Paper Size: 17 x 17 in.
Limited Edition of 25. Each print is proofed, numbered & signed by Brian C. Zickafoose.
Price will increase as the edition reaches its end.
This archival limited edition print was printed on 100% cotton stock with permanent ink.
About the Art
This painting was started at the 2017 Visionary Art Painting Intensive under the direction and tutelage of Alex and Allyson Grey at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Wappingers Falls, New York.
The concept behind this was conceived by Brian Zickafoose as an allegory for the challenges of the creative path. When the artist stay in the creative bubble, the path is true, while danger and peril often loom in the shadows nearby.
Sly By Night – The Covered Bridge at Carrollton, West Virginia
36″ x 24″ x 2″ – Egg Tempera and Oil Mischtechnik Painting on Canvas
Brian Christopher Zickafoose © 2019
Approximately 150+ hours of Love were put into this painting.
A soft autumn breeze blows leaves from the trees. Stars twinkle while a fat little fox flanks the shadowy bank of the Buckhannon River by the covered bridge as the moon first breaks the top of the ridge. This painting celebrates the covered bridges of a bygone era. Thanks for looking. Enjoy!