Brooke Allen is seriously in a class of her own. Her art is disciplined, charming and human. Her color schemes are natural and creative. Every new piece I see from her is a jolt of inspiration and motivation. Her use of painted gifs has opened my eyes to what can be possible when an artist takes true advantage of their medium and the tools at their disposal.
On the Monster Engine website, artist Dave DeVries ‘projects a child’s drawing with an opaque projector, faithfully tracing each line. Applying a combination of logic and instinct’, he then ‘paints the image as realistically’ as he can. Brilliant!
He came to us in a dream. A doctor. He had a machine much like what you call in this plane an ‘x-ray,’ and he used it on us. He found something. Benign or malignant or maybe both, we couldn’t say. He gave us a card, on it scrawled tangled and throbbing shapes. They were letters, we knew this instantly as it was our dream. They spelled out the name Sarcoptiform.