John Blanche has unleashed another surreal and macabre image for your viewing pleasure.
Entropy is possibly his most unique work to date. It stands apart from the rest of his published portfolio in terms of the composition, which is an unusually close and detailed view of one of his Magna Maters. A dense undergrowth of tubes enables her to host to some infernal machine. This relationship is again tended by a cloud of inferior drones, but here leaves her ecstatic like Bernini's St Theresa. She is a giant female angler fish about which the tiny males swarm.
This work is also unique in the photographic quality of the rendering. Blanche's more idealised cat-like subjects have here been replaced by a more realistic visage, complete with a cropped Emo haircut.
The illustration is "ratted". This is a term Blanche has borrowed from the custom motor cycle scene, where it is used to describe heavily repaired, unkempt but functional bikes. He has attacked his creation and distressed the surface. The result resembles his dry-brushed mist effects, but is altogether more visceral and tactile.
Bow down before the face of "mental prayer" in the Blanche-ian future-verse!