One of the most rare and beautiful flowers to ever be discovered is the Tricyrtis Sanguis, which few humans have ever even laid eyes upon. The rarity of this flower partially comes from the unique conditions that are required for it to grow and maintain it’s bloom. Two alternating sets for four deep-red petals surround the powder-blue center of this remarkable flower. From that center extend the long and delicate stamen that resemble antenna. The deep-emerald colored stalk is often times very vine like, but quite sturdy.
Typically found around the dens of hordlings - the large amounts of mammals they consume in their lair provide an ample supply of blood to nourish the quick growing plant from seed to a mature flowering plant. The seed of the Tricyrtis Sanguis is the size of a grain of sand and is covered in tiny barbs which easily get caught in the fur of hordlings. These fiends from Inmost typically have the seeds begin their growth cycle on their fur until the plant becomes too heavy and then falls to the ground. Without a constant source of blood the plant and flower will shrivel and die within a days time. If, however, the plant lands on a fresh corpse or a fresh supply is provided, the plant can live indefenately. A cut flower is even more rare, because it must be immediately placed into a vase with mammal blood. New blood must be added every week to keep the bloom alive.
The final peculiarity of the Tricyrtis Sanguis is that it does not cast a reflection which is where its common name (nickname) derives, the Vampire Flower.
Living in Irvine California, and working for Blizzard Entertainment, Dominic Qwek has created some of the most macabre, outlandish, elegant, and stylish monsters I have ever scene. A sculpture at heart, Qwek primarily works in a digital space, but actual sculptures as well as kits have been made from his digital creations. I highlight his sculpture Drone, which was the piece that first drew me to his sculptures. Dominic has indicated he has plans to take on his sculpting in clay and I look forward to see how that translates in his work. I highly suggest exploring his incredible creations on his website listed below.
As of October 2016, I intended to use this blog as an accompaniment to my Facebook page and Instagram page. On this blog I post information and updates about my work as well as once a month I highlighted an artist whose work I like (I stopped doing this when I opened my gallery www.GalleryBlueDoor.com). As of March 2017, I began posting a monthly Story Entry with an accompanying illustration of mine. In mid-2019 I took a break from this, but it will resume.