Sympathetic Strings

Sympathetic Strings(2017) [A Beautiful Decay Series]

Acrylic & Oil on Wood 36’’ ⭕️ Diameter

A Loving Stupor

•Ishan Project: 348/17•



Again, as the vehicles pass by, their smoke is released in the air. Then ChĂ»ndra’s new poison sprinkles down like snow flurries. However we hadn’t counted on how quickly this spread had become. We all watch from afar as her next victim’s stare becomes glazed over. What can we do now? If we storm into ChĂ»ndra’s palace again, it’s not like it will fix anything. The Sufna formula has already been shipped off all over the world. If we approach the petroleum companies, they’ll laugh in our faces. By the time we prove what effect the additive ChĂ»ndra gave them has on people, it will be too late. Besides, by now they’re probably being controlled by her anyway. We’re going to have to figure out how to negate the effects of her ingredient ourselves.

In the meantime, we’ve been hearing that Violet started to take on new features which ChĂ»ndra is finding difficult to control.

A LOVING STUPOR / Mixed Media / 5″ x 4″

Short of the Sun

•Ishan Project: 334/31•



(Con’t Day 333) Olom Ra explains, ” You see, the Dark Sleep was an accident.”

 “What do you mean by ‘accident’?” Anali says.

Olom continues, “ChĂ»ndra is like a child throwing a tantrum to get attention, albeit a large tantrum. The main purpose of the gas she poisoned us with back then was to wipe our minds and control us all. What she didn’t account for was the geomagnetic storm caused by a solar flare. Ishan bodies are very closely tied in with the magnetic fields of the Earth. During geomagnetic storms when the Earths magnetic fields are altered, our bodies are more sensitive. The poison that was meant to control us actually put us in a coma-like state. That’s why the Ishan fell asleep while the humans didn’t.”

“So now she’s trying to do what she was unable to do all those years ago. She must be frantic now that she’s lost some of her power.”

Now that she’s weakened, we have to use this opportunity to completely disarm her. We have a bit of work ahead. There’s no time for complacency.

SHORT OF THE SUN / Mixed Media / 5″ x 8″

Why Have We 4gotten?

•Ishan Project: 330/35•



I stepped outside this morning and noticed a sweetness in the air. I looked over to my right and noticed the first buds from a tree’s flower beginning to bloom. So much has happened in these past 11 months. True Birds fly high and bring word back that the humans minds are now starting to sprout and the air once again has produced A Calm unimaginative. My mind finds it hard to digest what ChĂ»ndra’s done and how we’ve been able to survive this catastrophe. One thing had been certain however, 4bear intends to restore the geomagnetic structure of society. Soon, everyone will have the opportunity to Remember.

Once Olom Ra recovered from the shock he’d experienced a few days past, he helps us understand why we’ve forgotten…


 A CALM / Acrylic / 14″ x 24″


Ishan Project: 327/38•



Shattering, then a crash. She can now feel the open air blow gently across her face. Glass chips float around them as they fall slowly from the chamber they’d been trapped in for centuries. Her limbs instantly sprout as the brilliant sunlight from above softly caress them.  But it was so difficult to move. Muscle atrophy from so much inactivity has caused her movements to remain restricted. RĂŻden and Koyu carry them out.

Meanwhile, ChĂ»ndra lay dazed from this unknown substance which trumped her nano-tech. Defeated. The realization of what just transpired was crushing to her soul. She sunk to her knees as she witnessed her life’s work, put together over centuries, being destroyed right in front of her eyes. She even feels the energy from her crown slowly dwindle. How could she have reacted so slowly? Somehow they’d managed to temporarily decommission her Triton clan as well. But she senses Violet calmly watching from a corner of the room. A dark energy had been brewing within her. ChĂ»ndra noticed a slight change in her recently, but now she has a feeling that this attack by 4bear will make it manifest.

DESCEND / Mixed Media / 5″ x 8″

Consume Awake

 •Ishan Project: 324/41•



“As you know, ChĂ»ndra’s crown gives her a certain amount of power,” Anali continues. “She has come to rely on it quite a bit. If there is a way to alter magnetism the way the geomagnetic storms alter the earth’s magnetism, this could give us an edge. It would weaken ChĂ»ndra so that we could overtake her.”

CONSUME AWAKE / Mixed Media / 5″ x 8″

Watchful Shadows

•Ishan Project: 209/156•



All that would be left of us would be shadows of what we used to be, and we wouldn’t even know it. That’s why the guardians are frustrated with grief. They know that if they can’t figure out how the seed is disappearing, the face of the world will change drastically, so they make sure someone is there to watch the crops all day long. They have six shifts of five hours each. The shorter shifts ensure that the Guardian on-duty is alert at all times. The overlap between shifts is there just in case of an emergency. Unfortunately, this still hasn’t been working. Somehow seed still goes missing right in front of their eyes as they are watching. Therefore, to figure out how the seed’s disappearing, traps would need to be set. But what kind?

WATCHFUL SHADOWS / Gouache, Graphite, Acrylic, Color Pencil / 3.5″ x 5.5″

An Interruption

•Ishan Project: 208/157•



I received some disturbing news today. The sower reported that whatever is causing the disappearance of the seeds is moving at such a fast pace, she can’t keep up. It’s wasting precious time and resources to continue to plant when the seeds are being destroyed at such an accelerated rate. Because of this, she has to stop sowing before the 4bear’s resources are completely depleted. Personally, I think they have an idea of what’s happening with the seed and have a plan to try to snuff out the problem before we all become mindless drones. They’re just not saying what it is right now. All we can do is hope, because in the meantime, everything seems to be going ChĂ»ndra’s way. And she knows it.

AN INTERRUPTION / Gouache, Graphite, Acrylic, Color Pencil / 3.5″ x 5.5″

A Kinetic Cure

•Ishan Project: 187/178•



Time: 2005

Location: Los Angeles

As her tendrils began dragging ever deeper into the earth’s foundation they plant seeds which vibrated with  electric dexterity. The kinetic energy from them could negate the rhythm at which the sufna formula operates. If it can reach the minds of the residents, ChĂ»ndra would be unable to conquer this form. This style would penetrate the masses.

A KINETIC CURE / Gouache, Color Pencil, Graphite / 8.5″ x 11″