Shown above: New York City Cthulhu, mixed media on panel, 20 in x 20 in x 1.5 in.
This painting is the second work of my Cthulhu series (the first was Victoria Cthulhu; see Archive). These paintings are my take on cities with the added element of Cthulhu, the monstrous invention of the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. The message in these works is that while the life of the city goes on, the strings are actually being pulled by this slumbering monster.
Cthulhu was the central creature in Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu," first published in 1928 in the pulp magazine Weird Tales. Cthulhu slumbers in R'lyeh, an ancient underwater city in the South Pacific, waiting for the day the waters recede and he can reclaim his malevolent power.
I'm Evan Stuart Marshall, an abstract painter living and working in Roseland, NJ. I love working art into my daily life.