|Michael Wm. Kaluta
|A small sample of nominations and awards
|“I believe that fantasy serves to redefine and outline
reality, that a sense of play in sensing other worlds
gives extra pleasure to this real one.
I use the trappings of magic and occultism as graphic
imagery to fuel the ‘otherness’ of my pictures. I find
that ‘imaging’ the ritual and panoply of Catholicism,
along with similar attributes from other religions,
leads a picture into fascinating realms of interest.
Combining objects and symbols of the older religions
refines the look and feel of the picture; it gains an
authenticity that projects into the realm of
iconography. The magic, as portrayed, feels real.
However, the magic ornament and occult imagery
must serve the picture, not the opposite.
My job is not to describe magic, but create magic.”
|All art copyright Michael Wm. Kaluta and the respective owners.