Kieran Forster (aka Algernon Eldritch)

Do you have a list of books that you remember, some of which are more strange or irrational than the books you usually read? John Keel’s “The Mothman Prophecies” is one such book for me that describes the journey of a journalist as he investigates a series of alleged sightings of a winged creature in a country region of 60’s USA.

Many would consider the book patently silly and ludicrous. It may be these things, but I consider it one of those memorable books you cannot quite explain. The image of a winged humanoid is an archetypal concept in many societies. It’s surprising to me how often it occurs hidden deep in the forgotten work of well-known artists considered big time eg Peter Doig. Anyway, they are fun to paint. Don’t take it too seriously.


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