John Stortz

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Album cover for Vensaire’s “Perdix”.One of the biggest pieces I’ve done, strewn with symbols and winks. Making the landscape loop horizontally was a lot of fun.Go stream the album here. 

Album cover for Vensaire’s “Perdix”.

One of the biggest pieces I’ve done, strewn with symbols and winks. Making the landscape loop horizontally was a lot of fun.

Go stream the album here. 

SokushinbutsuThe practice of self-mummification, once performed by Buddhist monks in Japan. The monk would start by eating only nuts and seeds to strip them of their body fat, then move to drinking tea made from the urushi tree. The poisonous tea would cause vomiting to further their weight loss, as well as help dissuade insects from disturbing their body after death. 
Haven
Asylum
Wolfgang, Saddle Mountain Oregon 2012
Moved out to California, still settling in somewhat. Lots of new work coming this week. 
Been wasting far too much time on this personal piece. Still a work in progress but it’s at least coming together now. Too busy packing up for my move out to California to spend any more time fussing with it but wanted to share.
Absence
A study of an etching by Jehoshaphat Aspin depicting the constellation Canis Major.In Greek mythology Zeus created a dog named Laelaps. A dog who would catch anything it chased. When Laelaps tried to catch the Teumessian Fox, a fox that could never be caught, they chased each other indefinitely. To end this paradox Zeus threw them both into the sky, creating the constellations Canis Major and Canis Minor. I feel like Laelaps all of the time. 
Unused “Fauna” Logo