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.