G E L S   V E R S U S   M O N S 

Gels Versus Mons is an ongoing series of Sci-Fi ink wash paintings. It is a fantasy story in a period of time when Gels, a type of Angel, are being sent from the heavens down to earth. It is their duty to engage in conflict with the Mons, a type of Demon, on the surface. While the Gels have wings of feathers, armor of leather and bladed weapons, the Mons are monstrous machines made of metal and are equipped with armaments of destruction.

I wanted to create a series of work which encompasses both art deco ideas and diesel-punk designs through the use of a sumi brush. Through black and white gradation, I am creating imagery that contains simple lines and shapes but contrasts with complex forms and designs. There is a sense of intrigue which happens in space between an organic figure and a mechanical construct. I enjoy the sumi painting process because it allows you to only move forward, there is no Ctrl Z, much like life itself.

This series explores personal demons which we all share and the courage it takes to overcome them. I am exploring contemporary subjects like the conversion of military into civilian and the eradication of gender stereotypes. I believe the overall occurring theme is the constant battle over modern technology and the struggle to not let it consume our own humane sensibility.

This world is darkness filled with fear, anguish and despair but shows transition through strength, hope and acceptance. Will the Gels prevail in victory over this war or discover the real truth behind the Mons and lose their faith in humanity.

"Fear Makes You Blind"
"Fear Makes You Blind"

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"Sanctuary"
"Sanctuary"

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"Mind Rot"
"Mind Rot"

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"Grounds for Deposition"
"Grounds for Deposition"

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"Legendary Together"
"Legendary Together"

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"The Great Loss"
"The Great Loss"

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"Grit of the Executioner"
"Grit of the Executioner"

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"Heed the Gear-maiden"
"Heed the Gear-maiden"

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"Descend the Solarspear"
"Descend the Solarspear"

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"Temper These Hearts"
"Temper These Hearts"

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"Balanced Weight"
"Balanced Weight"

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"Manual Lobotomy"
"Manual Lobotomy"

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"The Vehement Guardian"
"The Vehement Guardian"

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"Radiant Circulation"
"Radiant Circulation"

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"The Dissembled Carnival"
"The Dissembled Carnival"

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"Unearthed Heart"
"Unearthed Heart"

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"United Vulnerability"
"United Vulnerability"

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"The Final Mission"
"The Final Mission"

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"Towers of Deception"
"Towers of Deception"

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"Angelic Fury"
"Angelic Fury"

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"Ship of Grandiloquence"
"Ship of Grandiloquence"

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"Undercover Sting"
"Undercover Sting"

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"Elusive Destruction"
"Elusive Destruction"

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"Timid Courage"
"Timid Courage"

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"Love Leads Those From Darkness"
"Love Leads Those From Darkness"

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"Enduring Vigor"
"Enduring Vigor"

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"Blind Faith"
"Blind Faith"

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"Bless this Baptism"
"Bless this Baptism"

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"Flight over Crude Mire"
"Flight over Crude Mire"

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"Tears of Blood"
"Tears of Blood"

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"Self Belief"
"Self Belief"

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"The Fiend Fighter"
"The Fiend Fighter"

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"Flying Blind"
"Flying Blind"

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"It's Much Colder Than Before"
"It's Much Colder Than Before"

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"Standing"
"Standing"

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"Broken Souls"
"Broken Souls"

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"Sentry to Terror"
"Sentry to Terror"

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"Aviated Runners"
"Aviated Runners"

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"Demon Foster"
"Demon Foster"

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"Fearless Front Line"
"Fearless Front Line"

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"The Birth"
"The Birth"

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"Under the Mole Curtain"
"Under the Mole Curtain"

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"Heroes Have the Right to Die"
"Heroes Have the Right to Die"

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"Fractured Feathers"
"Fractured Feathers"

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"Heartache"
"Heartache"

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"Dispatch Peace"
"Dispatch Peace"

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"The Medic"
"The Medic"

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"Rise Above the Carnage"
"Rise Above the Carnage"

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"Lifeline"
"Lifeline"

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"We Never Lose Our Wings"
"We Never Lose Our Wings"

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