A Cougar on McAfee Knob by Brian C. Zickafoose, 36″ x 24″ on Gessobord Panel, Mischtechnik Oil Painting, 2021.
Mountain Music Festival 2021 Artwork by Brian Zickafoose. Mountain Music Festival happened June 3-5, 2021 at ACE Resort at the New River Gorge in West Virginia.
Ferocious Flow, 14″ Hexagon Wood Panel, Mischtechnik Oil Painting, 2020 by Brian C. Zickafoose
Deer Ol’ Dad Knows the Path, 14″ Hexagon Wood Panel, Mischtechnink Oil Painting, 2020 by Brian C. Zickafoose
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.