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Mugwort

Mugwort

Digital Artisit | Illustrator

Mugwort is a digital artist and designer embarking on unique explorations into the realms of creativity. Using artistic expression as a vehicle for spiritual exploration, he believes that through art and imagination we can deepen our understanding of ourselves, our interconnectedness with all things, and inspire social change. The name ‘Mugwort’ derives from the plant Mugwort Artemisia, a herb used since ancient times for healing, to enhance lucid dreaming and facilitate astral projection. He dynamically explores a multitude of artistic approaches and mediums including digital painting, illustration, large-scale installation design and live audio-visual performance. Much of his gallery work is thematically centred on transformation, archetypal forces, shifting paradigms, animals, mythology and shamanic symbolism. Hailing from the east coast of Canada, Mugwort migrated to the forested shores of the west coast where he currently resides. His art has been displayed at galleries and festivals all across the world.

“I seek to represent imaginal journeys and dreams as crystallized visions, in order to help remind the waking world of the dreaming. Practicing visual art since early childhood, drawing and painting have always been natural outlets. When I switched to digital painting in 2009, I discovered that with this new medium I was able to portray my visions more accurately, in higher resolution.

Many of my pieces start as concept sketches of ideas or visions I’ve had and evolve into to finished images through a dynamic creative evolution. I use several programs and a wide variety of digital techniques and custom tools, relying on my sense of composition, balance, and narrative. By employing a synthesis of drawing, digital painting, graphic design, and sampling, I rely on intuition to guide the ascetic evolution of an image. I am drawn towards archetypal imagery with narrative potency, and imagery that is highly textured and patterned. My inspirations come from my dreams, epiphanies, moments of lucidity in everyday life, nature, sound and love.”

 

Imagination / Dreams / Visions / Life