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Intrepid Canadian Adventurer, Artist, Musician, Anachronist and Treasure Hunter H.L. Goyer

Minimalism. Symbolism. Absurdity. Comics. Contradictions. Illustration. Photography. Abstract Expressionism. Post-Dada. Post Post-Modern. Comedy.

I often make music as: The Fox in the Flowers
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Buy original paintings at my official page

Illustration by Devon Sandboe, with Colour by H.L. Goyer

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Devon made this piece to use for practicing colour, and then I used it for that purpose as well.

The Ludvico Treatment album art was recently picked up by Andrea Jaggs blog, on album art that has recently caught her eye. On the same list as the XX and Mogwai! Not bad company to keep….

http://andreajaggs.com/album-artistry-3/ (via alexisyoung)

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Alexis Young and I made this cover (bolded below). If you didn’t check it out before, you should follow through to this blog and check it out there. For it is excellent.

1. UNCOLLECTED, THE LUDVICO TREATMENT

2. ONLY OUR HEARTS TO LOSE (REMIXES), MARIAN
3. SURROUNDINGS, SURROUNDINGS
4. DEMO, STEVE’S WAR
5. WHITE PAINT, HOLLERADO
6. MEMENTO MORI, PELLINORE
7. A LECTURE-SINGLE, FRANS DE WAARD
8. OPTICA, SHOUT OUT LOUDS
9. ANGELS (FOUR TET REMIX), THE XX
10.LES REVENANTS, MOGWAI
11.WORLD DARKNESS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
12.COLOUR IS BREATHE, SOOSH

The Ludvico Treatment asked me to do their new album cover. This is the one they chose.

Art by H.L. Goyer

Type by Alexis Young

P.S. Buy the album!

Self-Rejected Concept Art for an album cover by H.L. Goyer for The Ludvico Treatment

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I was thinking about how as artists we tend to share mostly what we like best, and probably never our own “rejection” pile. I decided that I would take one of my rejected concepts and see it through to the end as an experiment and share it. For me the result is the same, I still am not fond of it.

The goal here was simple, create something that would be engaging enough to the viewer to check out the music and match the tone word given to me by the band. It also had to match the overall feel of the music from the demo tracks I was handed. 

Overall the tracks were more accessible than some of their earlier offerings (from the general public) and that made me think of butterflies. In the end I realized this concept I had come up with was entrenched with my own suspicions about the music industry and was too personal to me and not enough about the lyrical content on the tracks playing in my ears.

Anyways check out their music, it is quite good. Their upcoming release is a drastic shift from what you’ll hear on there pre-release though, so be sure to come back when the actual album is out. Don’t worry, you know I’ll be posting the successful cover to remind you…

I know most of you are here for art, but, as usual you are going to get photos of my cats instead.

#cat  #cats  

Old Goat Glacier Trail, Alberta photographed by H.L. Goyer

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This is not even remotely recent, but I completely forgot about it and just found it the other day in a long lost folder sitting on an old backup drive.

If you are looking at the dirty mucky stuff to the left, I think that’s a portion of the glacier but I cannot remember where during the hike this was taken.

Project Preview: Human Emphasis on Humans by H.L. Goyer

Mixed Media

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I’ve been working this project for a while and it is now complete. It however is on-hold until I have the income to justify having prints made to push it from 99% to 100%. SO, here is 1 out of 15. You will see the rest some day.

Self Portrait 1, 2013 by H.L. Goyer

Mixed media

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First art I’ve completed in 2013. Off to a slow start.

One of my cats having a bath. Posted this a few days ago but apparently it deleted itself.

…to make you feel without hope, by H.L. Goyer

Digital

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This is meant to be a 6 foot wide print, to be observed in medium-dim light and was designed to make you feel utterly hopeless, if not meaningless in the scope of the universe.

On the one hand, I hope I fail at making you feel this way. On the other, if I succeed it means I am starting to scratch the surface of abstract art.

If only you could see the high res version.

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