|"DIABLO - Reaper of Souls " contest entry|
Bas-reliefs of lights and shadows were dancing in the violet of portal, as if would try to escape before being dragged back inside, conceiving in their struggle unearthly monsters spreading terror and fearless knights fighting to the death… grandiose castles and ruins in flames… glitters of dazzling treasures and heavy chains on human’s necks… wings of light and twirls of darkness… butterflies and worms. On the rock from which the light of portal was springing, there were deeply carved the words: “The story of Pure-Heart and Worm Emperor, or about the dark side of humans”
With bathing eyes inside the waters of curiosity and thirst for knowledge, the two children were remembering past journeys through other portals with living stories, telling about unimagined wonders of the human world… about love and sacrifice, honesty and justice… about enlightened men with beautiful souls, bearing love and understanding for humanity. Sometimes on the contrary, the stories were narrating about unimaginable horrors and shameful deeds of men, staining their existence into the world… about untruth and injustice, wars and hate… about bloodthirsty kings and oppressed nations, ruined lives and ingratitude. All these and many others were weaved inside the guiding living stories beyond the charmed violet curtains of the portals, alluring to be discovered and understood.
“-Let’s go, David, let’s enter the portal!”, incited the girl with little raised eyebrows of impatience and happiness.
“-Very well, Alexandra! Let’s dive into the portal, dear sister, as in a dream, and we would let ourselves enfolded in a new story to understand its wisdom”, whispered the glowing boy with smiling eyes, then both stepped inside.
-I bid you welcome,… Come, dare!, sounded an unseen voice, deep and warm as that of a grandfather’s aside his nephews, whispering with a smile on his lips a bedtime story. I am Mnemos, the spirit of Stories from the Stone Forest, and I will guide you through the tale of Pure Heart and the Worm Emperor. In other stories you probably would have heard of the world’s beauties, about the artistry and ingenuity of men… how some could be kind-hearted, generous, forgiving and understanding, and others could be black-hearted, greedy, full of wickedness, malevolence and deception. But have you ever asked yourself what could be the root of evil in human beings, what causes the division, what brakes the friendship, what ravels the love, what turns humans in bloodthirsty monsters full of greed and deceit ? Have you asked yourself why harmony does not hold over humans but very rarely, even then with a certain end? Well, let’s search with open mind for at least a part of the answer to all these. It is said that once upon a time…, and while the words were springing as a caress upon their ears, the two children suddenly felt as their legs were getting off the ground into a soft floating, and vivid scenes began to come forth alive in front of their eyes. >>
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As about myself, I was born in Transilvania and gifted from childhood with 'humble' talent in visual arts - trying to live an 'artistic embrace' in the ethereal arms of few minds so dear to me, helping me in exploring beyond matter, towards beautiful and celestial. I am a traditional and digital painter living only by my art.
My studdies relate to philosophy, theology, traditional and digital art, design and inner decoration.
Current Residence: Oradea, Romania
Favourite genre of music: symphonic metal, gothic, or any kind of music i would instinctively feel "catharsis effect"
Favourite style of art: fantasy
Personal Quote: Undress the earthly weakness and let your mind shape into forms like a true demiurge that you are