My retelling of Little Red Riding Hood backdrops live again. May the storytelling continue...
I'm quoted in this wonderful article by Laurie Penny about witchcraft and resistance.
My backdrops continue to weave their spell as WPC releases 'Neath the Darkest Eves' a full concert experience produced by Linda Strawberry.
Honored to have designed the backdrops and merchandise for the Ogilala tour. Below are some images from P Squared who documented the first two shows of the tour at the Murmrr Theater for Brooklyn Vegan. Reposted with permission from P Squared. Drawings of the march and backdrops can be found in the INK & PAPER drop down in the ART section of this site.
I'm honored to have had the chance to work with William Patrick Corgan on the new Ogilala album. My art is inside the album and I designed the merch.
Check out www.ogilala.com to order the album and march. Two other designs will be sold at live shows.
Four new interviews with me. Two podcast and two written.
On Halloween, this AMAZING compilation will be released on Highbrow Lowlife. COVEN! It's a tribute to Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, ten years after her passing, by some VERY talented artists:
PEOPLE LIKE US
CARL ABRAHAMSSON & LADY JAYE BREYER P-ORRIDGE
THE WIDOW OF CULLODEN
Cover art by genius Val Denham
COVEN. Released October 31st all over the digisphere via www.highbrow-lowlife.com
I have an essay about the ritual of art making and how it becomes an act of resistance in itself.
I mix sacred soil into my paints and sprinkle brick dust in between layers. This is all part of a process I use to create portals to land and spirit with my paintings. I travel to historical places filming sites that have remained and reinvented themselves over time, slicing the pieces together to create visual spells. My art in all it's forms becomes a doorway to those who have come before us, allowing those spirits to breath new life and channel the energy into the land creating energetic shifts in the paradigm. The acts of merging history, art, and spirit become a sigil of resistance. I am waking this energy through creation, beauty, and ritual. I will be discussing art as ritual, the gathering of materials as well as visualization through creation and how sharing these pieces with others forms a magic spell within itself.
BECOMING DANGEROUS is a nonfiction book of deeply personal essays by marginalised people using the intersection of feminism, witchcraft, and resistance to summon power and become fearsome in a world that would prefer them afraid. With contributions from twenty witchy femmes, queer conjurers, and magical rebels, BECOMING DANGEROUS is a book of intelligent and challenging essays that will resonate with anyone who’s ever looked for answers outside the typical places.
The latest book from Fiction & Feeling, a new and independent UK publishing company, the book is edited by me, Katie West, and Jasmine Elliott. From ritualistic skincare routines to gardening; from becoming your own higher power to searching for a legendary Scottish warrior woman; from the fashion magick of brujas to cripple-witch city-magic; from shoreline rituals to psychotherapy—this book is for people who know that now is the time, now is the hour, ours is the magic, ours is the power.
The Sibyls Oraculum
Oracle of the Black Doves of Africa
By (artist): Katelan V. Foisy
A system of divination inspired by the Libyan Sibyls, the African prophetesses of the classical world
• Includes 44 full-color cards in Latin and English with a comprehensive guidebook
• Details how to consult the oracle, providing in-depth write-ups about the meaning of each card and the symbolic language represented by their imagery
• Designed to directly address the spiritual lessons underlying the seeker’s query and facilitate self-examination and decision-making
• The cards feature full-color paintings in the style of the Libyan mosaics popular with the Roman elite in the 1st century B.C.E.
The Oracle of the Black Doves is a system of divination inspired by the Libyan Sibyls, the African prophetesses of the classical world. According to the Greek Historian Herodotus, two black doves flew away from the city of Waset (Thebes) and established the Siwa Oasis oracle in Libya and the first oracle in Greece at Dodona. These powerful Sibyls were consulted by all levels of Greek and, later, Roman society.
Created by tarot reader Tayannah Lee McQuillar, this contemporary oracle pays homage to the oft forgotten African founding mothers of the sibylline traditions. Drawing on both the African and the Classical traditions, it features full-color paintings by artist Katelan V. Foisy, who created the card art in a style reminiscent of the Libyan mosaics popular in the 1st century B.C.E. In the accompanying guidebook, McQuillar details how to consult the oracle, providing in-depth write-ups about the meaning of each of the 44 cards and the symbolic language represented by each card’s imagery. She demonstrates how there is only one correct way to phrase a question to the oracle, making it nearly impossible to receive a vague or biased response.
Designed to directly address the spiritual lessons underlying the seeker’s query, the oracle facilitates self-examination and decision-making, helping the seeker improve the likelihood of success in all undertakings and choose their best possible future by broadening their perspective of the situation. The author also includes a history of the Sibyls of the ancient world and explores the continuing Sibyl tradition in North Africa today.