Morpheus - Ink Drawings & Tarot Art
Using ink, charcoal and graphic design as tools for social change
My name is MJ Morpheus,
an independent artist through self-study. I take inspiration from esoteric
and cultural knowledge, most often paying an homage to indignenous and
archaic beliefs, teachings and practices--translating this in an intuitive
approach to create my subconscious reality though art. Although I am a
mixed media artist, I mainly use pen, ink, graphite, and charcoal as my
mediums. I also have experience with woodburning and graphic design.
My work tends to highlight the internal ecosystems of existence such as
dreams, thoughts, and environmental conditioning to put on display in
an external form. I want to provoke a sense of emotional power through
imagery that may be demonized or stigmatized in our society. The subjects
of death, alchemy, and the oppression of people, can be seen in a negative
light for most (as some should), but my goal is to depict these "taboo"
topics as something that can propel one into their own introspection and
education of the cultural/personal symbolism and motifs in my work. Additionally,
to ignite their own paths to explore and acknowledge stories of their
ancestors and/or others and utilize it to develop their own self-worth.
Hence, I decided to be vulnerable with my own inner dealings and lessons
to help and inspire other people.
Examples of my