(death god” or “death spirit”) is the personification of death in Japan. It’s unclear when the concept entered Japanese culture; it may have been imported from China (where there are several psychopomp deities), or possibly been imported from Europe during the Sengoku era—that period in European history featured a common motif of the Grim Reaper gathering souls. The term appears twice i…n the play The Love Suicides at Amijima by Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1721). The term shinigami may also be used more loosely to refer to any death deity. It seems to be a recent term, however, as it belongs to no specific Shinto deity and is rarely used in folklore. Today, the use of shinigami for psychopomps and other supernatural beings associated with death in Japanese manga and anime is common. For example, the series Ballad of a Shinigami, Bleach, Death Note, Full Moon wo Sagashite, Soul Eater, and Kuroshitsuji use shinigami as a major plot device.
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What up folks. Just sold one of my pieces from the Malice in Wonderland series yesterday. Big ups to Joseph S. out in California for making the purchase via checking me out on the web. Thanks for the love Joseph! Your piece is on its way. Makes me glad to see that the website is really helping me get my work out there to folks outside of Jax who may not know who I am. 2011 will be all about me expanding into new areas with my work. I am scheduled to start showing in a couple places(shows) in L.A. in the beginning of next year…stay tuned on that deal. Will be nice getting some work back out to L.A. next year for a couple shows. Also starting early next year I will be sending out some more exclusive work to Gallery 323 East in Royal Oaks Michigan (Stay tuned on this one too). 2010 has been a good year but, 2011 is going to see a lot more effort by me in my quest for world domination! LOL!
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New work coming up just for my fans on eBay. You guys have been great. I have sold more on eBay these past two months than in any galleries that Im currently showing in. Big thanks to everyone. Ill be putting up a bunch of new stuff as a thank you for all the support. Bidding will start low to make it exciting and fun. Stay tuned….Should be opening up bidding on Sunday…want to finish just one more piece.
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Just posted up a few sketches that I’m working on. Check out the “Recent Works” tab for all the latest. I’m hell-bent on these owl characters right now. There so much you can do with these guys. I think I found a new character to work with. I’m also working on a monkey and a fox design. Keep them eyes peeled…much more to come-BG
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I’m posting up my pictures from the Malice in Wonderland series today! Check out all eight paintings by visiting my “Originals for Sale” link on the website here. It was a hell of a lot of work and I learned a lot from the experience of doing such a big series. Eight paintings in just a couple of months is a lot of work. I’m, over all, pretty happy with the way the paintings turned out. Sure there were a couple of things I would have done different but, I’m still pretty happy with the turn out. If you want to see them up close just stop in at Avondale Artworks Gallery here in Jacksonville FL. The show will be up through the rest of April.
I also have available, for the first time, limited run giclee canvas prints available for each painting. They are prints on gallery wrapped canvas and look just as good as the original. Each giclee is signed, dated, and numbered in a limited run of only 25 prints each. The gicless are only 100.00 and will measure 11×14. If interested in a print contact Avondale Artworks or just drop me an email and I’ll get it done for you. Thanks to everyone who supported me during the process of pulling this off. Thanks to Ken Stutes at the gallery for giving me the freedom to do what I wanted to and for having faith in me and my work. A big thanks to Kelley(my wife) and Jeremy(my son) for being so understanding when I have a deadline and have to work for weeks on end to get things done right. Thanks to everyone who loves what I do and shows such great support when I need it most. The next series of work is all ready brewing in my head. Stay tuned folks…Im on a roll.