Arcane Shelfie


10″ x 30″ acrylics on canvas. 2017. Part of Justin Hillgrove’s 2017 exhibition “Well Read.” The show focused on storytelling, books and reading.

“Arcane Selfie”

Many of the imps that infest the workrooms of most competent magic-users will pour through said wizard or witch’s shelves in their absence. They’ll read books, try on hats, fiddle with talismans and other objects of power, and otherwise attempt to emulate their hosts in the hopes of discovering new secrets to use, trade or sell. This can be quite dangerous when particularly adventurous or curious imps decide to sample potions and drafts they find at random. The luckier imps unstopper the sleeping potions before they get to the poisons.

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