Born in California 1971, I have been living and working in
Montréal, Canada since 1994.
My work utilizes digital drawing & painting techniques,
photography, and a personal active mythology.
Digital drawing & painting techniques stem from my background
in Illustration and Drawing. Previous work in the late '80's
and early '90's consisted mostly of pen and ink drawings using
line art and a stipple technique. Much like the artist Austin
Osman Spare, a British magician and artist, the drawings contained
a map of uncharted territories within the mind; magical directions
calling forth spirits and elementals. As a whole each drawing
was named after a specific emotion or state of mind.
The Photography work that I was doing during that time was
incorporating my drawing as well. I would take several neighborhood
or landscape shots, which had the emotion and sensation that
I was interested in. I then would alter it via color photocopier
and then draw and paint into it using various color inks. The
blending of drawing and photographic shapes lent to even deeper
sensations that I was searching for. I was also now able to incorporate
'Real' life experience into my creative expression. A blend of
elemental 'natural' sensations and my imagination, birthing specific
spirits according to my will.
The combination of these two techniques into computer-generated
imagery has led to a whole new range of possibilities. Through
the use of programs like Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, and
Deep Paint I now have almost limitless potentials for both Photographic
imagery and Drawing/Painting. Photographic images are now gathered
together to create a whole new environment, human forms can be
pieced together to create a whole new set of movements and body
forms, and individual objects can be incorporated into the artwork
at will. Drawing & painting has also
become enhanced with the ability to paint in and add colors,
blend in multi-layered images, paint and draw in completely new
objects and forms, and create 3d objects. These techniques reweave
the existing canvas of ordinary photography allowing it to become
a mixed media artwork.
The imagery that I create currently explores environmental
and sensory impressions. These impressions give rise to strong
attractions, liberating feelings, and present patterns. Each
object, figure, and landscape represents a different facet of
these emotional energies.
Various figure portraits have begun to incorporate a look
and feel of my deep interest in pre-Gardnerian witchcraft, Austin
Osman Spare techniques of sorcery, and modern Chaos magic impregnation
of symbols. Common elements & symbols are present in my work
that most of us have heard of in our experience or by word of
mouth, books, TV, and movies. Elements like the witch's hat,
the magical dagger, the wand, the protective magical circle,
and so on. Each symbol or figures are complexes that trigger
automatic responses. I am using these visual techniques to access
the unconscious, so that we can come face to face with our strengths,
weaknesses, biases, and fears.
'When blue is red and red is blue...
Upside down is right side up and right side up is upside down
Heaviness of spirit is filled with the Lightness of Being...
And Nothing is true and everything is permitted
All the modern sorcerer needs is a powerful creativity and the
ability to visualize.'
and/or Summer of Love
to view Flash animations by Scott in new windows
digital mixed media artist
From the Body Void Series
From The Witch Way Series (in
Lightness of Being
From the Southern 37 Series
The Dreaming 2
The project that I am proposing integrates digitally altered
photographs taken in Southern France and California, mixed with
In my manipulation of photographs, I am investigating how
environmental impressions give rise to strong attractions and
present patterns. My research on atavisms is also strongly present
in my work. I am exploring how our current mental and physical
actions are motivated and enhanced by the reappearance of remote
My project is called Southern 37, it consists of enlarged
digitally altered photographs and a short Macromedia Flash movie.
In each image, I wanted to demonstrate the mix of ancestral and
environmental background, the presence of atavistic resurgence,
and dream-like impressions. These different momentous of the
past combined with present impressions and artistic action metamorphose
into a new story. Atavistic urges which stretch back through
human and non-human memories. Memories of my blood family, a
family that extends back into the deep recesses of my own mind.
The dependent relationship of meeting people and connecting with
the environment subtly shows the key to our present patterns,
experiences, and tastes. The realization that thought and action,
motivated by deep-seated memory, touches many people through
life & death.
The digital image work is accomplished through Adobe PhotoShop
and Macromedia Flash software, with the aid of a Pentax manual
camera and a D-Link digital camera. An installation would consist
of these photographs and a Flash movie. The movie can be present
either on the Internet or/and CD. I have the means to place the
Flash movie on the web so people can view it easily. This short
movie gives another impression of the photographs, and it is
meant as a compliment to the images. It will consist of subtle
animation, music, and text fragments. The Flash movie would explore
new media in the area of panoramic images, vector imaging, transparency
mask features, and so on. Each feature would be dealt with solely
from within the Flash 5 platform using its native 'Action Script'.
To view an introduction to the Flash movie 'Southern 37' on
this CD, click here.
To view the latest version of this project, visit: http://www.keajra.net/s37_project.htm
- Sorcery in High Altitude,17th June - 19th July, 2002, at
Medias Forum, Beziers, France.
- Slipstream Slide, Starting May 2002. Cafe Starbucks. (Laurier
and Park). Montreal, Canada.
- Witch Way, Starting March 2002 Second Cup. (Decelles and
Queen Mary). Montreal, Canada. 2001
- Hagalaz Second Cup. (St. Denis on the plateau) Montréal,
- Demoness...circle of tension & joy, Aurafice gallery,
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
- Demoness... ever-after sweetness, Café Griffintown,
- Samsara ~ run by John B. Dutton, a Montreal artist, writer
and advertising creative director. Samsara is both a gallery
and a magazine. http://www.samsara.ca
- Focus Gallery ~ Online gallery currated by Tom Chambers http://tomchambers.0catch.com/index-145.html
- Bad Juju Lounge, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., Chaotica, Portland,
- Hassan I Sabbah's Electric Menagerie, Douglas Art School,
Murphysboro, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Carobnica: beyond the pale. TechnOboro, Montréal,
- Tinker Bell ~ Digital mixed media project. Based on the character
'tinker bell' in Peter Pan. Ongoing project.
- Southern 37 ~ Flash and print project. Oceanic dreams and
atavistic resurgence. Still on going project. http://www.keajra.net/southern_37.htm
- Demoness (sweetness ever~after) by Scott Ferry ~ Small book
publication. Published April 2000. Montréal, Canada.
- Summer of Love ~ Web project, Macromedia Flash.
- Demoness (sweetness ever~after) ~ Web site.
Employment and Involvement:
- Feeling and Form member ~ A creative community online. Feeling
and Form is a company that caters to artists, writers
and musicians. It is focused to provide a creative venue and
feedback for like minded individuals. http://www.feelingandform.com/
- World Wide Arts Resources and Absolute Arts member ~ portfolio
- Sonne Hagal/Nerthus ~ (music genre neo-folk, ambient). 4
digital art reproductions for the cover and insert of a split
LP. Published in Italy. http://www.sonnehagal.de/Einsatzleitung/Das_Werk/das_werk.html
- 2nd Annual NKT International Art Auction. New Kadampa Tradition
(mahayana buddhism) Albany, New York, U.S.A. - Cumbria, England.
- NAPP member (National Association of Photoshop Professionals)
- 1st Annual NKT International Art Auction ~ New Kadampa Tradition
(mahayana buddhism). San Francisco, USA - Cumbria, England.
- Web designer & builder ~ Intuitive Computer Technologies/Point
Reef, Costa Mesa, California, U.S.A. http://www.pointreef.com
- World Tea Party ~ Web & chat, TechnOboro, Montréal,
14324 La Fonda Dr.
La Mirada, CA 90638