Mastodon Works - Ritual dust

Works

Conjured images, words and symbols

I am a multidisciplinary visual / folk artist interested in the transmission and creation of folklore, the magic of the land, and ancestral and communal knowledge. I also work as an illustrator, designer and lettering artist doing commission work for clients (musicians, game designers, authors and publishers, etc.).

If you want to hire me to work on a project for you, reach out at [email protected].

Cemetery Walk Samhain 2022

Cemetery Walk Samhain 2022

Visiting the dead on Sahmain eve
Fantômes issue 2 cover

Fantômes issue 2 cover

Painting for the cover of the Three Swords winter synth album by Aura Merlin
Cemetery Walk October 2022

Cemetery Walk October 2022

The warm autumn light shining upon the forgotten
Winter Lantern t-shirt illustration

Winter Lantern t-shirt illustration

Custom lettering work

My process and pricing for lettering commissions
Ossuary Wraith T-shirt Design

Ossuary Wraith T-shirt Design

Decay

Decay

Henbane

Henbane

Pious Rot Weapon Compendium

Pious Rot Weapon Compendium

Series of TTRPG weapons sheets made for a fictional world
Pious Rot Weapon Compendium Illustrations

Pious Rot Weapon Compendium Illustrations

Illustration for legendary and magical TTRPG weapons
Hekate

Hekate

Are you ok?

Are you ok?

Music video for Voidxwitch
Quill and ink sketches

Quill and ink sketches

Small quill and ink sketches
The King of the Dead

The King of the Dead

The King of the Dead who haunts the paths of the dead
VOIDXWITCH

VOIDXWITCH

Logo made in collaboration with VOIDXWITCH for their music project
Cuisinons avec amour

Cuisinons avec amour

Lettering for a t-shirt design for a group of cooks
Growth

Growth

First print of my monthly print club
Battle axe

Battle axe

Old-school fantasy battle axe for black tongue silver
T-shirt design for Arroliga

T-shirt design for Arroliga

Very metal queer liberation themed t-shirt design
Sworn to Darkness

Sworn to Darkness

Woodcut style occult-inspired logo
Spirit photography

Spirit photography

Ghostly portraits in the style of victorian spirit photographs
In This Wet Place

In This Wet Place

Album cover design for the latest Orchid Lodge album
Ossuary Wraith

Ossuary Wraith

Ghastly bone-covered logo for the black metal band Ossuary Wraith
Aura Merlin

Aura Merlin

Wizardy dungeon synth logo
Vear

Vear

Logo for the ritual noise project Vear
Aura Merlin - Three Swords Album Cover

Aura Merlin - Three Swords Album Cover

Painting for the cover of the Three Swords winter synth album by Aura Merlin
Swamp Lantern

Swamp Lantern

Mushy, heavy and psychedelic logo shrouded in thick smoke for the occult doom band Swamp Lantern
Arroliga

Arroliga

Spiky neo-tribal inspired logo for the photographer Arroliga
Good Fucking Morning

Good Fucking Morning

Lettering for a personal project of a friend
The Travel Log

The Travel Log

An illustrated logo inspired by old-school DnD Manuals made for the DnD lore podcast The Travel Log
Henbane

Henbane

A lettering piece made inspired by the henbane herb, used by european witches in their flying ointment
Bosch Creature

Bosch Creature

Small illustration of a creature form a Bosch painting
Wassail

Wassail

Illustration for a small game inspired by the folk tradition of wassailing
Black Tongue Silver

Black Tongue Silver

Hand-drawn lettering for the jeweller Black Tongue silver
Hex Ritual

Hex Ritual

Hand-drawn lettering and sigil for Hex Ritual, a black synth project.
Fantômes Zine - issue 1

Fantômes Zine - issue 1

Illustrations for my ghost stories zine
Mundaun

Mundaun

A pencil drawing inspired by the alpine folk-horror game Mundaun
Sun Invocation

Sun Invocation

A singular flame, borrowed from the sun, captured in paint on wood, enshrined in a sigil
Underworld I

Underworld I

First painting in a series of chtonic travels

Research links

References, archives and research material on illustration and art

Symbolism in art

Some notes on the late 19th century art movement called Symbolism and a collection of inspiring works and artists
Black Metal December 2021

Black Metal December 2021

As I did in 2017, I'm making a black metal inspired typography piece every day of the month of December
Dungeon Synth Covers

Dungeon Synth Covers

Cassette sleeve designs for fictional dungeon synth albums
The Witches of Alicudi

The Witches of Alicudi

Illustration inspired by the folklore of the flying witches of Alicudi made for cvstomer service zine, a folk-horror zine
Around Your Grave I'll Light a ring of Fire

Around Your Grave I'll Light a ring of Fire

Cover artwork for a new single by Blood and Dust
Personal artifacts

Personal artifacts

Curating and documenting a collection of personal artifacts
Dark Folklore illustrations for Disturbia

Dark Folklore illustrations for Disturbia

Pencil and ink digital illustrations and lettering pieces around themes of folklore and magic made for apparel design
Failed utopia

Failed utopia

Brutalist ruins of Montreal's olympic stadium and surrounding public spaces
Folktober 2021

Folktober 2021

Pencil, pen and digital illustrations inspired by folklore.
Vacarme Hurlant

Vacarme Hurlant

Logo for a blackened death metal band from Quebec
Hex

Hex

Let your demons out
The Onion Knight

The Onion Knight

The Onion Knight from Dark Souls one, sitting at the gate and wondering about life
Foulest Witch

Foulest Witch

Hand-drawn logo, sigil and illustrations for Foulest Witch, a black metal, dark ambient and ritual music label
Wheel Skeleton

Wheel Skeleton

One of the skeletons tied to gigantic spiked wheels from Dark Souls
Nicole Marxen

Nicole Marxen

Hand-drawn band logo for the solo project of Nicole Marxen
Nihtgengan

Nihtgengan

Hand-drawn band logo for the oniric dungeon synth / darkambient project Nihtgengan
Ariel Doom

Ariel Doom

A lettering piece made for the black metal-themed art project of a friend.
Saguenay travel photography

Saguenay travel photography

Hiking and climing to see the fjords, riding kids bikes down construction lanes, eating risotto as breakfast, a first escape during the plague.
Treecrets cards

Treecrets cards

Illustrated cards for a quiet game about trees.
The Landscape is Listening

The Landscape is Listening

Getting lost in the fragmented forest that lives beneath the city.
Trans Cerne Giant

Trans Cerne Giant

Making the british landscape more trans
T for Trans

T for Trans

A personal project made for on instagram alphabet of LGBTQIA terms
Blood and Dust

Blood and Dust

Website for the auditory and visual project Blood and Dust.
Rites of Blood and Dust

Rites of Blood and Dust

Album cover and cassette sleeve design for the first Blood and Dust release
Golem Heart dice

Golem Heart dice

Logo for a friend's custom gaming dice project
Tattered banner

Tattered banner

War-torn goblin banner
Fun Hell

Fun Hell

An hommage to the wonderful trash city that is Montréal
Miniature armoury

Miniature armoury

A collection of dark fantasy weapons
An ominous presence

An ominous presence

A mysterious haunting figure
Stay à la maison

Stay à la maison

Stay home
Baphomet

Baphomet

Four-horned satanic goat
Hellebore zine cover

Hellebore zine cover

Dead leaves buried by snow, dark and empty branches reaching for the sky like the horns of a great beast.
Fantômes

Fantômes

Small website for my collaborative ghost story zine.
New Orleans travel photography

New Orleans travel photography

Hot sauce, neon lights and plant-covered high balconies.
Dublin travel photography

Dublin travel photography

Foggy alleys, crumbling buildings and the smell of beer.
Dodecae

Dodecae

Black and white photo of the dodecae audio/visual event in Toronto in 2014.
Inktober 2017-2018

Inktober 2017-2018

Illustrations made for the daily drawing challenge Inktober
Warm wishes

Warm wishes

Illustration made for a Yule card for Manière Noire
Grim Howl

Grim Howl

Hand-drawn logo for the dungeon synth project Grim Howl.
A heavy black veil

A heavy black veil

Darkness hides but also reveals
Cemetery walk oct 2020

Cemetery walk oct 2020

Wandering between worlds
Blood and Dust

Blood and Dust

Logo and design for a ritualistic horror drone project I'm doing with Hex.
Curious Moth

Curious Moth

Hand-drawn lettering for the finnish band Curious Moth.
Moshimoshpit

Moshimoshpit

Commissioned lettering for a youtube channel.
Ariel

Ariel

Hand-drawn lettering and symbol for the neofolk band Ariel.
Black Metal December 2017

Black Metal December 2017

Series of 31 black metal inspired lettering pieces, one for every day of the month of December.
Cursed Object

Cursed Object

Hand-drawn lettering, identity system and publisher seal for a publishing company.
Ich Hab Die Nacht Geträumet

Ich Hab Die Nacht Geträumet

Music video for a the neofolk band of a good friend, eerie gothic vibes.
John Eternal

John Eternal

Custom lettering piece for a good friend and client.
Noir Lifestyle

Noir Lifestyle

Occult-themed lifestyle video for my obscure accessory project.
Warm wishes

Warm wishes

Iconoclastic short video accompanied by one of my modular synth compositions.
Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

A dancing skeleton for the plague days
Deep One Tiara

Deep One Tiara

My interpretation of the deep one tiara from Lovecraft's Shadow over Innsmouth
Dead tongues

Dead tongues

Preview video for the song Dead Tongues by Blood and dust.
Suburban unease

Suburban unease

A series of cinematic shots of the Montreal suburbs trying to capture the feeling of unease, distrust and inhospitality of higher middle class white neighbourhoods.
Smothered

Smothered

A heavy white blanket swallowing the city
Chrysopoeia typeface

Chrysopoeia typeface

Typeface inspired by alchemical symbols
Latency

Latency

First prototype of a short movie project about latency, absence and persistence of human presence in architecture and urban landscapes.
Miniature landscapes

Miniature landscapes

Exploring the miniature landscapes found in nature, microcosms contained into and evoking the larger landscapes that they are part of