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They appoint me to serve as secretary as the 4bearance sits down as a group to discuss this serious matter.
Anali: “This is a disaster. She’s destroyed the majority of our crops. What’s not completely destroyed has been diseased by Chûndra’s infestation.”
Koyu: “Fortunately, the Sower has given us a few additional seedlings which we’ve been successful in hiding.”
Jess folds her arms across the marble table then asks, “What I don’t understand is why we can’t find out where the vapor originates.”
Aram: “But didn’t you work there spying on her palace? Why don’t you know her whereabouts, Jess?”
Jess: “This is how things work in her palace—Chûndra trust no one. Each of her drones has their own individual assignments. No one knows what each other is doing. My specific division never allowed me to get close to the vapor’s origin. Chûndra is a deception specialist. That’s why she’s been so successful in keeping her secrets secret. She doesn’t let her left hand know what her right hand is doing.”
LEFT HAND / Mixed Media / 5″ x 8″
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The Sower has been watching this takeover. She well knows the losses this world has seen due to Chûndra, and that the scales would need to be changed. She can offer her assistance.
She delicately holds one of the remaining seedlings in her arms. Rïden, Netra, Aram, Anali and Koyu form a circle around her enhancing her powerful ability. This power generates a charge which electrifies her extremities causing a split in the earth’s atmosphere. She feels her body begin to divide itself gradually into two hemispheres. The world around her takes a spin, now. She then hears the waters from the Pacific start to navigate through her interiors, and she concentrates on this sound. Glimmering light from the Sun beams brightly on her garments, which then create a pattern similar to a crocheted garment.
TWO HEMISPHERES/ Mixed Media / 5″ x 8″
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A GAUZE FOR BLINDING
Once the haze spread rampant, a fractal pattern of the mind was disturbed. Years ago, a distinct spiral pattern of 137.5° was given the name: A Golden angle. This angle forms a compact arrangement that is extremely efficient in distribution of matter creating what people commonly refer to as a Fibonacci sequence. This sequence can be seen in a snowflake, a pattern of a shellfish, or in the circular shapes created from the petals of a flower.
This young lady was one of the first observed by Jeth who took on peculiar changes. She had been dancing by herself one night to a tune created by the rain outside when suddenly, like a gauze, a purple film began blinding her vision. It circled itself around her eyes first destroying the flowers waking effects. It then formed a vice grip around her neck, suffocating then reconditioning her to this new vapor.
Jeth had been watching in horror as her movements once again became robotic.
A GAUZE FOR BLINDING / Mixed Media / 5″ x 8″
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Our findings have now revealed that the samples derived from its remains were an extinct larvae. But we’ve noticed that these larvae became “feeding machines”, adapting mostly for consuming food and growing in size. Chûndra bioengineered these specifically for the Flowers that Feed. However we wouldn’t just sit and allow the battle to come to us. The 4bearance decided to go on the offensive.
PICTORIAL FOCUS / Mixed Media / 5″ x 4″
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A PURPLE HAZE
A purple haze surrounded the remaining dormant flowers. Netra squats down to inspect this occurrence. The putrid stench was unbelievable. She uses her magnetic touch to spark some life into the flower. Yet, instead of reviving, it only accelerates it’s deterioration.
A PURPLE HAZE / Mixed Media / 5.5″ x 4″
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A GUARDIAN TRANSFORMED
Sometimes as we grow up, the puzzle pieces of our memories begin to come together to form a new reality. Or rather, put in focus the actual reality we live in. When I think back to that night, I remember the eerie feeling that shadow in my backyard stirred in me. Little did I know how the perspective on the world around me would change from that day onward. (See DAY 73)
Now, everything is coming together. That day, Rïden had been chased by a Triton assassin. A Guardian had saved him from injury that night. However, he’d been transformed. That eerie feeling I experienced back then is the same feeling I begin having now.
As we all gaze at the horizon, now, the sun begins to set. At that moment, a new sound begins. Something unusual. Something that we know will change the very fabric of society.
A GUARDIAN TRANSFORMED / Mixed Media / 5.5″ x 4″
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The buzzing noise reached an unusually high frequency then abruptly stopped.
We all sensed there was some danger approaching but it was as though Chûndra completely walked away from what she had been intending to do. Jeth’s report also made this retreat seem mysterious.
WALK AWAY / Mixed Media / 5.5″ x 4″
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HER SOUND OF FAILURE
The laughter echoes across the wooden floor into the dense darkness. The sound then travels throughout the lush area then flutters on various wavelengths into the shadows of Chûndra’s palace. Chûndra hadn’t expected it to affect her this emotionally. So much had gone wrong.
She glances at the clock across from her. The digital clock read 02:06:05. Sleep had been impossible because the sound began reverberating itself in her mind.
HER SOUND OF FAILURE / Gouache, Graphite, Color Pencil / 10″ x 6″
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THROUGH THE WINDOW PANE
“What was wrong with this young lady?” Preet wonders. She watches carefully as her smile falls dry and her emotions once again get the better of her. It seemed as though she’d been nervously snooping around the sanctuary also. Was she hiding from someone?
Joy had again been found in the 4bearance after being defeated so frequently recently. But instead of joining in their celebration Preet finds her focusing on something else. Others would come by her and she would smile as if everything was fine but once they left she notices Violet’s attention return outside the window.
THROUGH THE WINDOW PANE / Mixed Media / 5.5″ x 4″
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A GUARDIAN STANDING STILL
There were no more fields. The Bird had caused the 4bearance to have the Guardians diversify their work across the globe. So today we find the seedlings propagated across small household gardens internationally. There they’ve been safely cared for. Although distracted by a variety of disasters, 4bear knows they would need to maintain their focus.
The plan to protect the seedlings was successful. The Bird is still a threat, however. Now they would need a better solution in order to catch it.
A GUARDIAN STANDING STILL / Gouache, Chalk, Graphite, Color Pencil / 5.5″ x 8.5″