Patrick Woodroffe

Patrick Woodroffe is drawn to the genres of fantasy, sci-fi and surrealism. He has designed album art for everyone from Beethoven to Judas Priest, has done sculptural work for the famous Castle of Gruyères in Switzerland, and worked on the conceptual art for the film The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter.  I find the following painting both whimsical and somewhat disturbing.  Who is the shadow-eyed old man on the cliff and what is he doing up there?  Is the girl really flying or did that geezer just push her off the cliff?  And what the heck is going on with that ship in the background?


Patrick Woodroffe – The Mystery of Flight (1980)

Patrick Woodroffe: Text & Images

Wikipedia: Patrick Woodroffe


From x on February 25, 2011

I like this one a lot. I like how parts of it look very real while others not so much. Also, I know what’s going on in the background; R’Lyeh is rising.
Keep up the posting, man.

From pipstarr72 on February 26, 2011

Ha! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn! Glad you like the site.

From x on February 26, 2011

I’m not sure why it gives me a little avatar in the corner. I’m not even a member of wordpress or any other blogs. I guess it doesn’t matter since Im going to be a regular reader of your blog here.

From pipstarr72 on February 26, 2011

I think it’s an automatic thing generated by WordPress for anyone who posts. Ha, my first fan! Lots of great stuff to come.

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