A Song that inspired a Painting…

that inspired a Song!

By Meredith DiMenna of Oh, Cassius.

Sky Kingdom.

Blown clean to Sky Kingdom!

Blown clean to Sky Kingdom!

I’ve always thought of Sky Kingdom as a Mystical Place beyond the clouds, a floating City in the upper echelons of the atmosphere, sparkling in the golden light of the Sun. I’ve also heard the phrase “He had his head blown clean off!” more than my fair share of times, living here in the South as I do. Somewhere along the way, those two things got mixed up in my brain and became “Blown clean to Sky Kingdom!” like what might happen if You did something dumb and blew Yourself up… it happens more often than You might expect. I am always trying not to do that. Here is a drawing I did recently of what such a Cloud City dwelling might look like. This is based on an actual Styrofoam Structure, built up on a Hillock in Central Western Connecticut. If I were to ever own this place, I’d string up a rocket on a wire and go all the way to Flavor Bay!

World Joy Age!

 

Also used as a Poster for Snake Oil Medicine Show.

Also used as a Poster for Snake Oil Medicine Show.

 

A painting I did in 2002, the name of which plays an important part in the Earliest Days of the Miracle wave, is “World Joy Age” which features three brightly colored Heads in some fairly gaudy attire. This was about as far as I could go away from the traditional appearance of the Moai of Easter Island. I love the gray stone Faces carved from Volcanic Rock, their silent gazes almost hypnotize. These Heads in the painting displayed here are representatives of the World Joy Age, which, at last, has been ushered in!

They're yellow and glowing, they're flowing on air!

They’re yellow and glowing, they’re flowing on air!