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I Want To Climb Inside You. β€’πŸŒžπŸšͺπŸŒ™β€’ There’s a misconception that an artist knows what their work means; that they are the best person to ask if you want to know the meaning of their work. I don’t think that’s right. I think when an artist is truly engaged in the act of creativity they are fishing out symbols from their unconscious, that deep pool of limitless possibilities... [ continued in comment section ] 🌚 #darkart #occult #amour #blackwork #esotericart #esoteric #symbolism #tarot
I Want To Climb Inside You. β€’πŸŒžπŸšͺπŸŒ™β€’ There’s a misconception that an artist knows what their work means; that they are the best person to ask if you want to know the meaning of their work. I don’t think that’s right. I think when an artist is truly engaged in the act of creativity they are fishing out symbols from their unconscious, that deep pool of limitless possibilities... [ continued in comment section ] 🌚 #darkart  #occult  #amour  #blackwork  #esotericart  #esoteric  #symbolism  #tarot 
The eye is a beautiful instrument with its own depth of symbolism. Too much light will make you blind and incapable of perceiving the depths of shadows. Too much time in darkness will make a ray of light a blinding force. The key is balance. And a door opens to perceive the true nature of things. πŸ—πŸ‘πŸ— #esoteric #mumbojumbo #photobooth #moody #occult #philosophy
The eye is a beautiful instrument with its own depth of symbolism. Too much light will make you blind and incapable of perceiving the depths of shadows. Too much time in darkness will make a ray of light a blinding force. The key is balance. And a door opens to perceive the true nature of things. πŸ—πŸ‘πŸ— #esoteric  #mumbojumbo  #photobooth  #moody  #occult  #philosophy 
Dwell Within Me β€’πŸŒšβ€’ In this one, I really enjoyed exploring density of the visual space, overloading it with superfluous flowers, which is something I never tried before. I hope it carries strange associations, and tells a story your mind pieces together. I’m curious, does your mind tell a story when you are viewing it? What effect does it have on you? I’d love to know. πŸ™πŸ–€πŸ™ This is the cover art I just finished for the song title contest I held last month. ( The winning title was submitted by @raquelelle_ ) #dotwork #illustration #inkwork #blackwork #artistsoninstagram #skeleton ✌️
Dwell Within Me β€’πŸŒšβ€’ In this one, I really enjoyed exploring density of the visual space, overloading it with superfluous flowers, which is something I never tried before. I hope it carries strange associations, and tells a story your mind pieces together. I’m curious, does your mind tell a story when you are viewing it? What effect does it have on you? I’d love to know. πŸ™πŸ–€πŸ™ This is the cover art I just finished for the song title contest I held last month. ( The winning title was submitted by @raquelelle_ ) #dotwork  #illustration  #inkwork  #blackwork  #artistsoninstagram  #skeleton  ✌️
l i m i n a l i t y β€’ when you are no longer who you once were, but you are not yet who you will become, you are in a state of liminality β€’ β€œ[...]a realm of pure possibility whence novel configurations of ideas and relations may arise.” Victor Turner, anthropologist β€’ It is a midpoint, between a starting point and an ending point, when the greatest opportunity for change is possible. πŸŒ— #darkart #liminality #vhs #symbolism #occult #psychology
l i m i n a l i t y β€’ when you are no longer who you once were, but you are not yet who you will become, you are in a state of liminality β€’ β€œ[...]a realm of pure possibility whence novel configurations of ideas and relations may arise.” Victor Turner, anthropologist β€’ It is a midpoint, between a starting point and an ending point, when the greatest opportunity for change is possible. πŸŒ— #darkart  #liminality  #vhs  #symbolism  #occult  #psychology 
BLACK FRIDAY SALE! Get 20% off my winter collection: long sleeves and hoodies! (And art prints.) Enter coupon code: SHADOWFAM πŸ‘ˆ Check out my new β€˜The Healing of Saint Sebastian’ hoodie! Comes in Small to 5XL. πŸŽƒ Click the link in my bio.πŸ‘† Or visit mjdorian.com/store πŸ™ŒπŸ’™πŸ™Œ #blackfriday #darkart #blackwork #occult #symbolism #hoodie #winterfashion
BLACK FRIDAY SALE! Get 20% off my winter collection: long sleeves and hoodies! (And art prints.) Enter coupon code: SHADOWFAM πŸ‘ˆ Check out my new β€˜The Healing of Saint Sebastian’ hoodie! Comes in Small to 5XL. πŸŽƒ Click the link in my bio.πŸ‘† Or visit mjdorian.com/store πŸ™ŒπŸ’™πŸ™Œ #blackfriday  #darkart  #blackwork  #occult  #symbolism  #hoodie  #winterfashion 
Working on my tan. 🌞 Gearing up for a whole new season of Dorian. πŸ™ŒπŸŒšπŸ™Œ Lining up a slew of new music, art, and videos for the shadowfam. Always onto the next, always looking forward. #wokeuplikethis #darkpop #darkart #shadowfam #restingbitchface #sunbathΔ±ng
You have a cage in your chest made of bone. Yeah... life is weird man. πŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸŒˆ This is a progress shot on the cover art for my recent song: Dwell Within Me. I’m designing the art based on the title you voted on (winning title by @raquelelle_ for my recent song title contest). I only have time to work on it around midnight, but progressing steadily. More to come soon! πŸ™ŒπŸŽƒπŸ™Œ #ribcage #birdsofinstagram #darkart #linework #bones
You have a cage in your chest made of bone. Yeah... life is weird man. πŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸŒˆ This is a progress shot on the cover art for my recent song: Dwell Within Me. I’m designing the art based on the title you voted on (winning title by @raquelelle_ for my recent song title contest). I only have time to work on it around midnight, but progressing steadily. More to come soon! πŸ™ŒπŸŽƒπŸ™Œ #ribcage  #birdsofinstagram  #darkart  #linework  #bones 
Working on a cover art piece for Dwell Within Me, the song title you voted from last month’s song title contest. This is a small detail shot of a corner of the piece. πŸ”πŸ€“ I’m spending way too much time on superfluous flowers. 🌸 Hoping you think the end result will accomplish what I envision. πŸƒπŸ™πŸƒ #deathmoth #dotwork #blackwork #linework #darkart #darkartists
Working on a cover art piece for Dwell Within Me, the song title you voted from last month’s song title contest. This is a small detail shot of a corner of the piece. πŸ”πŸ€“ I’m spending way too much time on superfluous flowers. 🌸 Hoping you think the end result will accomplish what I envision. πŸƒπŸ™πŸƒ #deathmoth  #dotwork  #blackwork  #linework  #darkart  #darkartists 
Happy Spook-Day you crazy kids πŸ™ŒπŸŒšπŸ™Œ Stay safe. Your friendly neighborhood poltergeist. πŸ–€ ~ MJDorian #halloween #hallowseve #glitch #spookday #happyhalloween #darkart #darkpop #occult #restingglitchface
Here is the SONG TITLE CONTEST winner! As voted by you! It was a very close contest, and there were dozens of perfect submissions. An abundance of creativity. Congratulations to @raquelelle_ πŸŽ‰πŸŽ·πŸ… for her chosen song title. But you guys DID NOT choose my original title, which I secretly slipped in there πŸ˜… So don’t feel bad if yours wasn’t chosen, mine wasn’t either. My original was: Devil, Step Aside. Check the comments below to see the TOP FIVE Titles. #darkpop #newmusic #contest #darkart #stopmotion
Here is the SONG TITLE CONTEST winner! As voted by you! It was a very close contest, and there were dozens of perfect submissions. An abundance of creativity. Congratulations to @raquelelle_ πŸŽ‰πŸŽ·πŸ… for her chosen song title. But you guys DID NOT choose my original title, which I secretly slipped in there πŸ˜… So don’t feel bad if yours wasn’t chosen, mine wasn’t either. My original was: Devil, Step Aside. Check the comments below to see the TOP FIVE Titles. #darkpop  #newmusic  #contest  #darkart  #stopmotion 
CAST YOUR VOTE! πŸ™Œ Pick 2 titles YOU think best match the song. ✌️ Anyone can vote!!! So ask your friends to join in if you want to sway the election. πŸ˜„ Comment below with your TWO choices.πŸ‘‡ For full song: click the link in my bio. πŸ‘† Voting ends Friday night. Winning song title announced after. πŸ–€ You guys blew me away with the quality and quantity of these submissions! Now it’s your turn to vote! β€’ #darkpop #darkart #contest
CAST YOUR VOTE! πŸ™Œ Pick 2 titles YOU think best match the song. ✌️ Anyone can vote!!! So ask your friends to join in if you want to sway the election. πŸ˜„ Comment below with your TWO choices.πŸ‘‡ For full song: click the link in my bio. πŸ‘† Voting ends Friday night. Winning song title announced after. πŸ–€ You guys blew me away with the quality and quantity of these submissions! Now it’s your turn to vote! β€’ #darkpop  #darkart  #contest 
SONG TITLE CONTEST! I just finished this moody trip hop song but here’s the problem: it has no name. πŸ˜₯ Follow the link in my BIO above ☝️ listen to it πŸ‘‚ and help me give this song a name. ( Features vocal alchemy by Shelley Thomas @shelleyvoice ) After you submit your titles, the voting will begin Wednesday to choose the final title! #democracy #triphop #darkpop #letsgetcreative 🧠
SONG TITLE CONTEST! I just finished this moody trip hop song but here’s the problem: it has no name. πŸ˜₯ Follow the link in my BIO above ☝️ listen to it πŸ‘‚ and help me give this song a name. ( Features vocal alchemy by Shelley Thomas @shelleyvoice ) After you submit your titles, the voting will begin Wednesday to choose the final title! #democracy  #triphop  #darkpop  #letsgetcreative  🧠
g r i e f II β€’ the end is not the end β€’ though you are fractured you are not broken β€’ 🌘 β€’ This is one of the last 35mm shots from my recent cemetery series. I love this statue so much... it hit me in the most profound way. πŸŽžπŸ“·πŸŽž #35mm #filmphotography #moodygrams #moody_tones #effigy #sculpture #lichen #grief #depression #youarenotbroken
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inside is black flame
it holds no form
she who touches it
is twice born
he who measures it
is twice lame
it casts no shadow
it has no name
inside is black flame
she who holds it
is consumed
it leaves ashes 
it heals wounds
she who carries it
is consoled
and in that darkness
r i s i n g
is made whole
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I haven’t touched chalk in a while. Felt compelled by strange forces last night... so I made a bird thing.
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β€’ inside is black flame it holds no form she who touches it is twice born he who measures it is twice lame it casts no shadow it has no name inside is black flame she who holds it is consumed it leaves ashes it heals wounds she who carries it is consoled and in that darkness r i s i n g is made whole β€’ β€’β€’ β€’β€’β€’ I haven’t touched chalk in a while. Felt compelled by strange forces last night... so I made a bird thing. πŸ™ŒπŸŒ™πŸ™Œ
get your sleep children, lest you start doing lighting experiments with 90’s camera equipment at 2am πŸŽ₯ about five of my old vintage cameras have been malfunctioning and become a bit unusable, so I’m excited I figured out how to use this one that records on 8mm, no doubt you may see it again in a music video sometime soon πŸŽ₯🀭πŸŽ₯ #8mm #sony #vintagecamera #vhs #camcorder #90s #spookyseason #latenight #experiment #getweird #stayweird
get your sleep children, lest you start doing lighting experiments with 90’s camera equipment at 2am πŸŽ₯ about five of my old vintage cameras have been malfunctioning and become a bit unusable, so I’m excited I figured out how to use this one that records on 8mm, no doubt you may see it again in a music video sometime soon πŸŽ₯🀭πŸŽ₯ #8mm  #sony  #vintagecamera  #vhs  #camcorder  #90s  #spookyseason  #latenight  #experiment  #getweird  #stayweird 
f l o w e r - e t u d e β€’ Only the rarest of people will know what flower this is. β›·πŸ’ I haven’t picked up the old inky pen in a while, so I wanted to do a delicate study to get my groove back. Also my first time exploring white chalk. Hope you like. ✍️ #illustration #study #blackink #whitechalk #delicate #antiquepaper #horticulture #inktober #dotwork
β€’ wet mausoleum β€’ absolutely no color filter, just the warm glory of Portra 800 on an overcast day. πŸŽžπŸ“·πŸŽž #filmphotography #spooky #moodygrams #moody_nature #35mm #portra800 #graveyard #cemetery #mausoleum #wet
m o t h e r β€’ sorry to be spamming your feed with graveyard goodies, I promise is just a few more and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program πŸ“ΊπŸ˜„πŸ“Ί #graveyardlux #35mm #filmphotography #lichen #moodygrams #moody_tones #occult #alldayeveryday #photooftheday #purple #divinemother