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The Oracle - DreamWorld’s latest character


This DreamWorld character has been in my head since the series’ inception. She’s taken over a year to bring to life, but she is well worth the wait! Catch up with the series here: http://sarahallegra.com/DreamWorld.htm  The Oracle is inspired by the idea of precognitive dreams; dreaming about events before they happen. She lives in a space occupying both the present and past with a foot in each world, symbolized by the water which covers half her body.  The canopy and bubble “chandelier” was hand-made by myself, as always, on a non-existent budget. Read my blog to see how I made it happen: http://sarahallegra.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/dreamworld-the-oracle/  Model: the very beautiful and brave Dedeker Winston: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1748674  *Twitter: http://twitter.com/sarahallegra *Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artosthebear *Blog: http://sarahallegra.wordpress.com/ *Prints: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SarahAllegraArtistry/ *Red Bubble - a wide range of items to choose from! http://www.redbubble.com/people/sarahallegra *Site: http://www.sarahallegra.com
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The Oracle - DreamWorld’s latest character


This DreamWorld character has been in my head since the series’ inception. She’s taken over a year to bring to life, but she is well worth the wait! Catch up with the series here: http://sarahallegra.com/DreamWorld.htm  The Oracle is inspired by the idea of precognitive dreams; dreaming about events before they happen. She lives in a space occupying both the present and past with a foot in each world, symbolized by the water which covers half her body.  The canopy and bubble “chandelier” was hand-made by myself, as always, on a non-existent budget. Read my blog to see how I made it happen: http://sarahallegra.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/dreamworld-the-oracle/  Model: the very beautiful and brave Dedeker Winston: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1748674  *Twitter: http://twitter.com/sarahallegra *Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artosthebear *Blog: http://sarahallegra.wordpress.com/ *Prints: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SarahAllegraArtistry/ *Red Bubble - a wide range of items to choose from! http://www.redbubble.com/people/sarahallegra *Site: http://www.sarahallegra.com
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The Oracle - DreamWorld’s latest character


This DreamWorld character has been in my head since the series’ inception. She’s taken over a year to bring to life, but she is well worth the wait! Catch up with the series here: http://sarahallegra.com/DreamWorld.htm  The Oracle is inspired by the idea of precognitive dreams; dreaming about events before they happen. She lives in a space occupying both the present and past with a foot in each world, symbolized by the water which covers half her body.  The canopy and bubble “chandelier” was hand-made by myself, as always, on a non-existent budget. Read my blog to see how I made it happen: http://sarahallegra.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/dreamworld-the-oracle/  Model: the very beautiful and brave Dedeker Winston: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1748674  *Twitter: http://twitter.com/sarahallegra *Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artosthebear *Blog: http://sarahallegra.wordpress.com/ *Prints: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SarahAllegraArtistry/ *Red Bubble - a wide range of items to choose from! http://www.redbubble.com/people/sarahallegra *Site: http://www.sarahallegra.com
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The Oracle - DreamWorld’s latest character


This DreamWorld character has been in my head since the series’ inception. She’s taken over a year to bring to life, but she is well worth the wait! Catch up with the series here: http://sarahallegra.com/DreamWorld.htm  The Oracle is inspired by the idea of precognitive dreams; dreaming about events before they happen. She lives in a space occupying both the present and past with a foot in each world, symbolized by the water which covers half her body.  The canopy and bubble “chandelier” was hand-made by myself, as always, on a non-existent budget. Read my blog to see how I made it happen: http://sarahallegra.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/dreamworld-the-oracle/  Model: the very beautiful and brave Dedeker Winston: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1748674  *Twitter: http://twitter.com/sarahallegra *Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artosthebear *Blog: http://sarahallegra.wordpress.com/ *Prints: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SarahAllegraArtistry/ *Red Bubble - a wide range of items to choose from! http://www.redbubble.com/people/sarahallegra *Site: http://www.sarahallegra.com
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The Oracle - DreamWorld’s latest character

This DreamWorld character has been in my head since the series’ inception. She’s taken over a year to bring to life, but she is well worth the wait! Catch up with the series here: http://sarahallegra.com/DreamWorld.htm

The Oracle is inspired by the idea of precognitive dreams; dreaming about events before they happen. She lives in a space occupying both the present and past with a foot in each world, symbolized by the water which covers half her body.

The canopy and bubble “chandelier” was hand-made by myself, as always, on a non-existent budget. Read my blog to see how I made it happen: http://sarahallegra.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/dreamworld-the-oracle/



Model: the very beautiful and brave Dedeker Winston: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1748674



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Skin and Bones


"Don’t lose your soul as your eyes roll shut Don’t worry, it will be over

You know what’s to come to not accept this Don’t lose your soul, you must fight for each breath Don’t go quietly

My soul has flown and I am what is left I am skin and bones”

Lyrics by David J. Roch


Here’s something I’ve never done before: create an image intending for it to be black and white! But a few things combined and made me think about doing this self portrait in black and white. It would be a bit of a stretch for me and that’s a good thing.

This image came to be through two sources. One was a way to help me deal with the grief I was still feeling. The other was this astonishingly beautiful solo by Ricky Ubeda for the show So You Think You Can Dance, and the gorgeous music and poetic lyrics by David J. Roch.

I can’t quite verbalize what it is about this performance that moves me so much, which is part of why art exists; to give voice to that which we can’t say. Though it brought so many tears out of me, there was a hopeful, soothing quality to it within the darkness. And since I can’t tell you exactly how it makes me feel, the next best thing I could do was create a self portrait.

Read more about this image and the story behind it on my blog!

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Skin and Bones

"Don’t lose your soul as your eyes roll shut Don’t worry, it will be over

You know what’s to come to not accept this Don’t lose your soul, you must fight for each breath Don’t go quietly

My soul has flown and I am what is left I am skin and bones”

Lyrics by David J. Roch

Here’s something I’ve never done before: create an image intending for it to be black and white! But a few things combined and made me think about doing this self portrait in black and white. It would be a bit of a stretch for me and that’s a good thing.

This image came to be through two sources. One was a way to help me deal with the grief I was still feeling. The other was this astonishingly beautiful solo by Ricky Ubeda for the show So You Think You Can Dance, and the gorgeous music and poetic lyrics by David J. Roch.

I can’t quite verbalize what it is about this performance that moves me so much, which is part of why art exists; to give voice to that which we can’t say. Though it brought so many tears out of me, there was a hopeful, soothing quality to it within the darkness. And since I can’t tell you exactly how it makes me feel, the next best thing I could do was create a self portrait.

Read more about this image and the story behind it on my blog!

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Singed Wings


"Eric’s voice was calm – some said the calmest they’d ever heard him. At 4:47, he radioed his last transmission: ‘Deploying.’ And then, just like they’d practiced, the Granite Mountain Hotshots climbed into their shelters. The 19 Hotshots were all together. No one panicked, no one ran. Travis Turbyfill and Andrew Ashcraft, the sawyers, were at the edge of the group, closest to the flames. They were cutting lines up until the end."


The Last Battle of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, by Josh Eells


I initially created this image to be a companion piece for this photo of Katie and I, honoring the fallen firemen in Yarnell, Arizona almost a year ago. A childhood friend of mine, Andrew Ashcraft, had been one of the lost. As I do with most painful things, I channeled my grief into my art.

Though it always makes me cry to think about it, there is such beauty in the mens’ calm acceptance of their sacrifice, their unity, that they were a complete, solid unit until the very end.

I loved what I had gotten from this shoot but it took many months before I felt like I could emotionally handle editing it. I didn’t consciously realize we were coming up on the anniversary of their deaths, but I must have felt it subconsciously. I’ve been haunted by memories of Andrew recently and finally felt that it was time, urgently time, to finish this piece.


Visit my blog to read more about the Granite Mountain Hotshots and this image.


Models: Katie Johnson and Bryce Rankins.


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Singed Wings

"Eric’s voice was calm – some said the calmest they’d ever heard him. At 4:47, he radioed his last transmission: ‘Deploying.’ And then, just like they’d practiced, the Granite Mountain Hotshots climbed into their shelters. The 19 Hotshots were all together. No one panicked, no one ran. Travis Turbyfill and Andrew Ashcraft, the sawyers, were at the edge of the group, closest to the flames. They were cutting lines up until the end."

The Last Battle of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, by Josh Eells

I initially created this image to be a companion piece for this photo of Katie and I, honoring the fallen firemen in Yarnell, Arizona almost a year ago. A childhood friend of mine, Andrew Ashcraft, had been one of the lost. As I do with most painful things, I channeled my grief into my art.

Though it always makes me cry to think about it, there is such beauty in the mens’ calm acceptance of their sacrifice, their unity, that they were a complete, solid unit until the very end.

I loved what I had gotten from this shoot but it took many months before I felt like I could emotionally handle editing it. I didn’t consciously realize we were coming up on the anniversary of their deaths, but I must have felt it subconsciously. I’ve been haunted by memories of Andrew recently and finally felt that it was time, urgently time, to finish this piece.

Visit my blog to read more about the Granite Mountain Hotshots and this image.

Models: Katie Johnson and Bryce Rankins.

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Carried Away By The Wind

It’s very rare that I edit and release photos without human subjects somewhere in them, but this one is an exception. My good friend Danica, of Brass Ring Sun Farm, who has provided me with horses for photos before, had a new horse arrive at her stable. The new horse, Carried Away, needed some pretty new headshots, so I drove up to the stable one morning and we took some photos.

I wasn’t shooting with the intention to get anything “artsy” out of it, but the combination of a beautiful subject, the early morning light, a lovely landscape and the dust she had kicked up trotting around the arena proved irresistible. As soon as I saw this frame, I felt it fit in well with mydustbowl series, Orphans of the Mother Road. She looks so lonely gazing out in the distance… it just slid right into the rest of the series like it had been planned all along.

Model: Carried Away. Thanks to Danica for providing the talent! :)

I wrote a three-part guest blog for author Robin McKinley; part one is up!

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Carried Away By The Wind

It’s very rare that I edit and release photos without human subjects somewhere in them, but this one is an exception. My good friend Danica, of Brass Ring Sun Farm, who has provided me with horses for photos before, had a new horse arrive at her stable. The new horse, Carried Away, needed some pretty new headshots, so I drove up to the stable one morning and we took some photos.

I wasn’t shooting with the intention to get anything “artsy” out of it, but the combination of a beautiful subject, the early morning light, a lovely landscape and the dust she had kicked up trotting around the arena proved irresistible. As soon as I saw this frame, I felt it fit in well with mydustbowl series, Orphans of the Mother Road. She looks so lonely gazing out in the distance… it just slid right into the rest of the series like it had been planned all along.

Model: Carried Away. Thanks to Danica for providing the talent! :)

I wrote a three-part guest blog for author Robin McKinley; part one is up!

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Sleight of Hand

“Then know this. I can neither take life nor can I restore it, but I can grant your wish, exactly as it was made. You only have to say – and be utterly certain in your soul that it is your true desire.” He chuckled suddenly… “My, I cannot recall the last time I used that world, soul.  “This trick, this misdirection… I can’t promise you what it will buy… Death may not be very bright, but he’s not stupid either – all the cards have to go back in the deck, or he will notice. But if you and I, between us, subtly mark a card… that should slip by. Just.”  — Sleight Of Hand, a short story by Peter S. Beagle  The short story Sleight of Hand by Peter S. Beagle is one of my very favorites of his works. It’s an extremely beautiful, moving work; magical, mysterious, dark at times, but full of love and hope.  There’s not much I can say about it in detail without giving away major plot points, so I will simply say please pick up a copy of your own and immerse yourself in the wonder that Peter Beagle creates :)  My wonderful neighbor John Harnagel posed for this image at my request. John is a very creative and talented man who has done a TON of acting both on stage and screen. I loved being able to use such a good friend to bring this photograph to life! It makes it even more special and personal. Thank you, John!  Model: John Harnagel  *Twitter *Facebook *Blog *Prints *Red Bubble - a wide range of items to choose from *Sarah Allegra Artistry
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Sleight of Hand

“Then know this. I can neither take life nor can I restore it, but I can grant your wish, exactly as it was made. You only have to say – and be utterly certain in your soul that it is your true desire.” He chuckled suddenly… “My, I cannot recall the last time I used that world, soul.

“This trick, this misdirection… I can’t promise you what it will buy… Death may not be very bright, but he’s not stupid either – all the cards have to go back in the deck, or he will notice. But if you and I, between us, subtly mark a card… that should slip by. Just.”

— Sleight Of Hand, a short story by Peter S. Beagle

The short story Sleight of Hand by Peter S. Beagle is one of my very favorites of his works. It’s an extremely beautiful, moving work; magical, mysterious, dark at times, but full of love and hope.

There’s not much I can say about it in detail without giving away major plot points, so I will simply say please pick up a copy of your own and immerse yourself in the wonder that Peter Beagle creates :)

My wonderful neighbor John Harnagel posed for this image at my request. John is a very creative and talented man who has done a TON of acting both on stage and screen. I loved being able to use such a good friend to bring this photograph to life! It makes it even more special and personal. Thank you, John!

Model: John Harnagel



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The Clouds Will Lift

I shot this self portrait back in 2012, as I recall. Things just kept happening which got in the way of editing it but it’s finally done!  I don’t think many of you will be surprised when I say I’ve had my share of troubles with clinical depression. It’s something I’ve struggled with on and off for most of my life. I’ve been to many therapists, tried countless treatments, medications, alternative therapies, read books, talked it out, journaled, and, of course, done art therapy. Art therapy has been one of the most effective treatments by far.  Since the severity of my depression waxes and wanes, I tend to think of it as an entity which I am periodically under the attack of. Something which is dark and dangerous and can completely envelop me. When I find myself thus enveloped, I repeat a mantra over and over to myself; “The clouds will lift. The clouds will lift.” It might be hours, days, weeks or months, but I know that at some point this battle will be over and I’ll have made it through to the other side.  As a society, we really need to get past the stigma associated with mental illness. It’s hard enough when you’re trying to talk yourself into living every day for weeks at a time without understanding that I had to hide what was going on inside me. These problems need help and not being made to feel like you’re disappointing everyone, that you’re just not trying hard enough, that it’s your fault that you feel that way. More on this, the self portrait and how I created it on my blog!  *Twitter *Facebook *Blog *Prints *Red Bubble *Sarah Allegra Artistry
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The Clouds Will Lift

I shot this self portrait back in 2012, as I recall. Things just kept happening which got in the way of editing it but it’s finally done!

I don’t think many of you will be surprised when I say I’ve had my share of troubles with clinical depression. It’s something I’ve struggled with on and off for most of my life. I’ve been to many therapists, tried countless treatments, medications, alternative therapies, read books, talked it out, journaled, and, of course, done art therapy. Art therapy has been one of the most effective treatments by far.

Since the severity of my depression waxes and wanes, I tend to think of it as an entity which I am periodically under the attack of. Something which is dark and dangerous and can completely envelop me. When I find myself thus enveloped, I repeat a mantra over and over to myself; “The clouds will lift. The clouds will lift.” It might be hours, days, weeks or months, but I know that at some point this battle will be over and I’ll have made it through to the other side.

As a society, we really need to get past the stigma associated with mental illness. It’s hard enough when you’re trying to talk yourself into living every day for weeks at a time without understanding that I had to hide what was going on inside me. These problems need help and not being made to feel like you’re disappointing everyone, that you’re just not trying hard enough, that it’s your fault that you feel that way. More on this, the self portrait and how I created it on my blog!



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His Robe Is A Wind Of Invisible Voices

 “Him who eats time, him robes; it’s a wind of invisible voices. Rejoice, death is not the end! Rejoice, death is not the end! Rejoice, Carcosa!”  - Miss Delores, True Detective episode 7, After You’ve Gone  This is the newest batch of images for DreamWorld, introducing the series’ first malevolent character!  As I was creating this character, I was also watching True Detectiver. True Detective (one of the most original, mythic, challenging, well-acted and completely-fabulous-in-every-way show I’ve seen in a long time) had already begun making dark allusions toward The King In Yellow, and I found it seeped into what I was doing, taking what I had intended to be merely a trickster character and turning him into something truly evil.  My model for this shoot is the incomparable Dan Donohue, an actor known for his extensive stage work. He’s been in just about every Shakespeare play you can think of, and is currently rehearsing as Richard the III in The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Richard the III. He also played Scar in Disney’s Broadway production of The Lion King. While Dan himself is one of the sweetest, sincerest, most lovely and generous people I’ve had the pleasure to work with, he has the ability to summon completely believable all-encompassing darkness on whim. Head over to my blog for tons of behind-the-scenes photos, the making of his costume as well as the WINNER of my print giveaway contest!  Model: Dan Donohue Also, don’t forget that sales of everything I sell during the month of May goes toward ME/CFS research! Check my blog for a list of what I sell, and know that each and every purchase makes a difference, no matter how big or small! :)  *Twitter *Facebook *Blog *Prints *Red Bubble *Sarah Allegra Artistry
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His Robe Is A Wind Of Invisible Voices



“Him who eats time, him robes; it’s a wind of invisible voices. Rejoice, death is not the end! Rejoice, death is not the end! Rejoice, Carcosa!”

- Miss Delores, True Detective episode 7, After You’ve Gone

This is the newest batch of images for DreamWorld, introducing the series’ first malevolent character!

As I was creating this character, I was also watching True Detectiver. True Detective (one of the most original, mythic, challenging, well-acted and completely-fabulous-in-every-way show I’ve seen in a long time) had already begun making dark allusions toward The King In Yellow, and I found it seeped into what I was doing, taking what I had intended to be merely a trickster character and turning him into something truly evil.

My model for this shoot is the incomparable Dan Donohue, an actor known for his extensive stage work. He’s been in just about every Shakespeare play you can think of, and is currently rehearsing as Richard the III in The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Richard the III. He also played Scar in Disney’s Broadway production of The Lion King. While Dan himself is one of the sweetest, sincerest, most lovely and generous people I’ve had the pleasure to work with, he has the ability to summon completely believable all-encompassing darkness on whim.

Head over to my blog for tons of behind-the-scenes photos, the making of his costume as well as the WINNER of my print giveaway contest!

Model: Dan Donohue Also, don’t forget that sales of everything I sell during the month of May goes toward ME/CFS research! Check my blog for a list of what I sell, and know that each and every purchase makes a difference, no matter how big or small! :)

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The Black Stars Rise

Pliable Reality

 Along the shore the cloud waves break, The twin suns sink beneath the lake, The shadows lengthen In Carcosa. Strange is the night where black stars rise, And strange moons circle through the skies But stranger still is Lost Carcosa. Songs that the Hyades shall sing, Where flap the tatters of the King, Must die unheard in Dim Carcosa. Song of my soul, my voice is dead; Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa. -Cassilda’s Song in The King In Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers  This is the newest batch of images for DreamWorld, introducing the series’ first malevolent character!  As I was creating this character, I was also watching True Detectiver. True Detective (one of the most original, mythic, challenging, well-acted and completely-fabulous-in-every-way show I’ve seen in a long time) had already begun making dark allusions toward The King In Yellow, and I found it seeped into what I was doing, taking what I had intended to be merely a trickster character and turning him into something truly evil.  My model for this shoot is the incomparable Dan Donohue, an actor known for his extensive stage work. He’s been in just about every Shakespeare play you can think of, and is currently rehearsing as Richard the III in The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Richard the III. He also played Scar in Disney’s Broadway production of The Lion King. While Dan himself is one of the sweetest, sincerest, most lovely and generous people I’ve had the pleasure to work with, he has the ability to summon completely believable all-encompassing darkness on whim. Head over to my blog for tons of behind-the-scenes photos, the making of his costume as well as the WINNER of my print giveaway contest!  Model: Dan Donohue  Also, don’t forget that sales of everything I sell during the month of May goes toward ME/CFS research! Check my blog for a list of what I sell, and know that each and every purchase makes a difference, no matter how big or small! :)  *Twitter *Facebook *Blog *Prints *Red Bubble *Sarah Allegra Artistry
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Nikon D5100
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f/8
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50mm

The Black Stars Rise

Pliable Reality

Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
The shadows lengthen

In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies
But stranger still is


Lost Carcosa.


Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in


Dim Carcosa.


Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in


Lost Carcosa.


-Cassilda’s Song in The King In Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers

This is the newest batch of images for DreamWorld, introducing the series’ first malevolent character!

As I was creating this character, I was also watching True Detectiver. True Detective (one of the most original, mythic, challenging, well-acted and completely-fabulous-in-every-way show I’ve seen in a long time) had already begun making dark allusions toward The King In Yellow, and I found it seeped into what I was doing, taking what I had intended to be merely a trickster character and turning him into something truly evil.

My model for this shoot is the incomparable Dan Donohue, an actor known for his extensive stage work. He’s been in just about every Shakespeare play you can think of, and is currently rehearsing as Richard the III in The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Richard the III. He also played Scar in Disney’s Broadway production of The Lion King. While Dan himself is one of the sweetest, sincerest, most lovely and generous people I’ve had the pleasure to work with, he has the ability to summon completely believable all-encompassing darkness on whim.

Head over to my blog for tons of behind-the-scenes photos, the making of his costume as well as the WINNER of my print giveaway contest!

Model: Dan Donohue

Also, don’t forget that sales of everything I sell during the month of May goes toward ME/CFS research! Check my blog for a list of what I sell, and know that each and every purchase makes a difference, no matter how big or small! :)

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The Tatters Of The King

Pliable Reality

 Along the shore the cloud waves break, The twin suns sink beneath the lake, The shadows lengthen In Carcosa. Strange is the night where black stars rise, And strange moons circle through the skies But stranger still is Lost Carcosa. Songs that the Hyades shall sing, Where flap the tatters of the King, Must die unheard in Dim Carcosa. Song of my soul, my voice is dead; Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa. -Cassilda’s Song in The King In Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers  This is the newest batch of images for DreamWorld, introducing the series’ first malevolent character!  As I was creating this character, I was also watching True Detectiver. True Detective (one of the most original, mythic, challenging, well-acted and completely-fabulous-in-every-way show I’ve seen in a long time) had already begun making dark allusions toward The King In Yellow, and I found it seeped into what I was doing, taking what I had intended to be merely a trickster character and turning him into something truly evil.  My model for this shoot is the incomparable Dan Donohue, an actor known for his extensive stage work. He’s been in just about every Shakespeare play you can think of, and is currently rehearsing as Richard the III in The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Richard the III. He also played Scar in Disney’s Broadway production of The Lion King. While Dan himself is one of the sweetest, sincerest, most lovely and generous people I’ve had the pleasure to work with, he has the ability to summon completely believable all-encompassing darkness on whim. Head over to my blog for tons of behind-the-scenes photos, the making of his costume as well as the WINNER of my print giveaway contest!  Model: Dan Donohue  Also, don’t forget that sales of everything I sell during the month of May goes toward ME/CFS research! Check my blog for a list of what I sell, and know that each and every purchase makes a difference, no matter how big or small! :)  *Twitter *Facebook *Blog *Prints *Red Bubble *Sarah Allegra Artistry
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Nikon D5100
ISO
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Aperture
f/7.1
Exposure
1/1000th
Focal Length
50mm

The Tatters Of The King

Pliable Reality

Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
The shadows lengthen

In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies
But stranger still is


Lost Carcosa.


Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in


Dim Carcosa.


Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in


Lost Carcosa.


-Cassilda’s Song in The King In Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers

This is the newest batch of images for DreamWorld, introducing the series’ first malevolent character!

As I was creating this character, I was also watching True Detectiver. True Detective (one of the most original, mythic, challenging, well-acted and completely-fabulous-in-every-way show I’ve seen in a long time) had already begun making dark allusions toward The King In Yellow, and I found it seeped into what I was doing, taking what I had intended to be merely a trickster character and turning him into something truly evil.

My model for this shoot is the incomparable Dan Donohue, an actor known for his extensive stage work. He’s been in just about every Shakespeare play you can think of, and is currently rehearsing as Richard the III in The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Richard the III. He also played Scar in Disney’s Broadway production of The Lion King. While Dan himself is one of the sweetest, sincerest, most lovely and generous people I’ve had the pleasure to work with, he has the ability to summon completely believable all-encompassing darkness on whim.

Head over to my blog for tons of behind-the-scenes photos, the making of his costume as well as the WINNER of my print giveaway contest!

Model: Dan Donohue

Also, don’t forget that sales of everything I sell during the month of May goes toward ME/CFS research! Check my blog for a list of what I sell, and know that each and every purchase makes a difference, no matter how big or small! :)

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Pliable Reality

 Along the shore the cloud waves break, The twin suns sink beneath the lake, The shadows lengthen In Carcosa. Strange is the night where black stars rise, And strange moons circle through the skies But stranger still is Lost Carcosa. Songs that the Hyades shall sing, Where flap the tatters of the King, Must die unheard in Dim Carcosa. Song of my soul, my voice is dead; Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa. -Cassilda’s Song in The King In Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers  This is the newest batch of images for DreamWorld, introducing the series’ first malevolent character!  As I was creating this character, I was also watching True Detectiver. True Detective (one of the most original, mythic, challenging, well-acted and completely-fabulous-in-every-way show I’ve seen in a long time) had already begun making dark allusions toward The King In Yellow, and I found it seeped into what I was doing, taking what I had intended to be merely a trickster character and turning him into something truly evil.  My model for this shoot is the incomparable Dan Donohue, an actor known for his extensive stage work. He’s been in just about every Shakespeare play you can think of, and is currently rehearsing as Richard the III in The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Richard the III. He also played Scar in Disney’s Broadway production of The Lion King. While Dan himself is one of the sweetest, sincerest, most lovely and generous people I’ve had the pleasure to work with, he has the ability to summon completely believable all-encompassing darkness on whim. Head over to my blog for tons of behind-the-scenes photos, the making of his costume as well as the WINNER of my print giveaway contest!  Model: Dan Donohue  Also, don’t forget that sales of everything I sell during the month of May goes toward ME/CFS research! Check my blog for a list of what I sell, and know that each and every purchase makes a difference, no matter how big or small! :)  *Twitter *Facebook *Blog *Prints *Red Bubble *Sarah Allegra Artistry
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Camera
Nikon D5100
ISO
200
Aperture
f/8
Exposure
1/640th
Focal Length
50mm

Pliable Reality

Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
The shadows lengthen

In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies
But stranger still is


Lost Carcosa.


Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in


Dim Carcosa.


Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in


Lost Carcosa.


-Cassilda’s Song in The King In Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers

This is the newest batch of images for DreamWorld, introducing the series’ first malevolent character!

As I was creating this character, I was also watching True Detectiver. True Detective (one of the most original, mythic, challenging, well-acted and completely-fabulous-in-every-way show I’ve seen in a long time) had already begun making dark allusions toward The King In Yellow, and I found it seeped into what I was doing, taking what I had intended to be merely a trickster character and turning him into something truly evil.

My model for this shoot is the incomparable Dan Donohue, an actor known for his extensive stage work. He’s been in just about every Shakespeare play you can think of, and is currently rehearsing as Richard the III in The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Richard the III. He also played Scar in Disney’s Broadway production of The Lion King. While Dan himself is one of the sweetest, sincerest, most lovely and generous people I’ve had the pleasure to work with, he has the ability to summon completely believable all-encompassing darkness on whim.

Head over to my blog for tons of behind-the-scenes photos, the making of his costume as well as the WINNER of my print giveaway contest!

Model: Dan Donohue

Also, don’t forget that sales of everything I sell during the month of May goes toward ME/CFS research! Check my blog for a list of what I sell, and know that each and every purchase makes a difference, no matter how big or small! :)

*Twitter *Facebook *Blog *Prints *Red Bubble *Sarah Allegra Artistry

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