December 17, 2005
16" x 20" oil on canvas
This painting seeks to illustrate a fantasy creature from my Orkeldor poetry.
The image represents a baby orkeldor tearing open a spacecraft containing humans that just landed on the orkeldor's planet. He knows there is meat (the humans) inside because another ship landed earlier and the Orkeldor ate all the humans.
The story of the Orkeldor is told in a mock epic consisting of 100 poems, which were published by Bewildering Stories in serial form over six issues in 2005. The poems were written over a span of several weeks in the early, 1980's.