Brother Cobweb: visual concepts by Todd M. Coe

Brother Cobweb is a character I created at the age of seven, in a comic book, which I titled “The Brother Cobweb Chronicles.” Brother Cobweb was a response/revolt/private protest to what I considered my own personal horror of being forced to attend a Pentecostal church, along with growing up in a dumbed down and oppressive fundamentalist environment. Continue reading Brother Cobweb: visual concepts by Todd M. Coe

BROTHER COBWEB, The Novel by Alfred Eaker (April 12, 2020 Open Books Press)

All Calvin Elkan has ever wanted to do is escape his mother and her Pentecostal church, the Lighthouse. Calvin is eternally at odds with the brutal abuses and ignorance of his upbringing in a right-wing evangelical sect in Ohio. Under the guidance of his great-grandfather, he turns to art and music to escape his mother’s blows and the grip of the Lighthouse. Continue reading BROTHER COBWEB, The Novel by Alfred Eaker (April 12, 2020 Open Books Press)

ALFRED EAKER PAINTINGS (UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL WORKS AND SIZING INFO, per inquiries)

 “Hay que caminar, soñando “is a 40 x 60, 2013 oil on canvas, named after a musical composition by Italian avant-gardist Luigi Nono, translated (roughly) as “Wanderer, there is no destination, but you must travel the road.” This is the first of several works inspired by this spiritually restless artist.  “Risonanze errant” (Resonances wandering) is a  x 33 x 52, oil on canvas from 2013, named after a musical composition by Luigi Nono.  “Io, Frammento da Prometeo” is a 48 x 48, 2013 oil on canvas, named after a musical composition by Luigi Nono. “Omaggio a Luigi Nono” is a … Continue reading ALFRED EAKER PAINTINGS (UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL WORKS AND SIZING INFO, per inquiries)

Alfred Eaker Paintings

 “Our Lady Of The Mermaids”©2011 is a 3 ft x 4 ft oil on canvas. Over the years, I have painted numerous Madonnas, born full grown from a painter’s brow, yet I feel it is this one alone, from 2011, in which my very personal tradition and theological tenets crystallized most lucidly. I have attempted, since then, to paint her again as I did here. Predictably, it has proven futile. Although, Our Lady wears a thousand different skin tones, a thousand names, and a thousand costumes, she stands uniquely untamed in this canvas. This is no Madonna, subjected to patriarchal … Continue reading Alfred Eaker Paintings

Thunder-Sky, Inc.

VISION: Raymond Thunder-Sky was a gifted artist whose life and art are examples of unique creativity, ingenuity, and dedication. We believe his spirit and legacy enriches the lives of everyone it touched and continues to touch. As well, his stature as both a cultural and artistic figure offers a valuable opportunity to learn about, and to champion, other unconventional and overlooked artists from across the region. Continue reading Thunder-Sky, Inc.

THUNDER-SKY promo video for documentary

This is an 8 minute promotional video for a featured documentary. An art gallery and organization, inspired by Raymond Thunder-Sky — an unconventional artist whose works and life transcend notions of “outsider” and “insider” art, breaks barriers, demolishes stereotypes, and empowers artists (both self-taught and formally educated) through showcasing their works and stories side by side. Continue reading THUNDER-SKY promo video for documentary

Jesus and her Gospel of Yes

“Jesus and her Gospel of Yes”

“Jesus and her Gospel of Yes ” is a visual and aural collage of ‘spiritual irreverence’ which conveys a humanist and optimistic message. It is a surreal, complex, modern, psychedelic film retelling the life of Christ as woman and leader of the Gospel of Yes. Her nemesis and leader of NO is the trans-gendered Moses. Continue reading “Jesus and her Gospel of Yes”