Adam Dix "Coven" 2013
Happy New Year, Phantasmaphiles. 2016 was an intense one: so much heartbreak, but so much beauty as well. It was marked by some of my biggest creative triumphs (my "Language of the Birds: Occult and Art" exhibition; the 2nd Occult Humanities Conference at NYU; the publication of my comic book, "What Is A Witch.") It was also marred by malady and tragedy, both personally and, in my opinion, nationally.
So now we regroup. We count our blessings. We make new commitments.
If there's one thing that's coming clear to me, it's that we need one another, and that no meaningful change can happen in a vacuum. I'm thinking about ways to reach out, reconnect, and rekindle in communities large and small.
Adam Dix's magnificent work is a recent discovery for me, and this painting, "Coven," feels like the right one to share today. Here's wishing you powerful, positive shifts this year. May you find your own coven, in any shape and of any name. And may we all make good magick together in 2017 and beyond.