Koldo Barroso’s IMAGINARIUM / Visions of Sounds
50 years of Magic, Imagination and Album Cover Art. A celebration of my 50th birthday on a tour around my various dreamtime universes with a collection of more than 60 original works of art.
Inspired by King Crimson’s song “Starless”
THE NIGHT OF THE OWLS
Searching the light. The night of the owls… it’s only time.
THE CLOCK OF MY DISTANCE
The clock of my distance is a cradle of vipers
where I feed your absence with the poison of longing.
The clock of my distance, we invent it ourselves,
But you know that you twist it with the handle of my soul”
LADY WITH TEAR
There is nothing more naked than the tear of a lady.
Watercolor, acrylics and inks
The sun is the King. The sun is Love. God is Love. God is the sun.
THE SONG OF THE SEA GOAT
Ink, pencil and acrylics
Illustration of Peter Sinfield’s poem/song
“Oh can’t you hear” sang the sea goat “the nonsense makes me numb.”
“It’s near it’s clear” sang the sea goat “we live to overcome,
The madman’s voice and his nowhere choice,
The pain that drains like an endless day of rain.”
Cover and illustrations for the book “Kooky Pets”
Inside all of us lives a secret creature called a “Kooky Pet” who catalyzes our most intimate dreams and wishful yearnings. This book comprises of a collection of imaginary portraits of these absurd and fun pet characters, including stories, and witness descriptions.
GLIMPSES FROM THE MUMMIFIED WOOD
Sketch for the book “Glimpses from the Mummified Wood”
It is no coincidence that many of the creatures that came out of my pencils have horns and goat shapes. Don’t get it wrong. It’s not that I “get my goat” all the time. I believe… It has to do with my genes and those of my ancestors, who lived in a small village called Lendoño (land of pastures), in the mountains of the Basque Country.
WAKE UP, MAIDA
Illustration from the book “Glimpses from the Mummified Wood”
The awakening of a sort of bee queen/godmother of all fairy creatures in the wood. It’s a very special moment that only happens just once in a year in the sunset coinciding with the coming of the winter season: the rebirth of the female energy. One of the main reasons why modern society in the Western world is so unbalanced is because of the loss of the female energy. Women represent the protection of mother nature. They keep the wisdom of an instinctive deep communication with the universe.
My little girl Nova came down to water down my ego. Perfect!
SHE DIVINE TELLS ME / HARMONY
She Divine Tells Me is a project about the female energy emerging in our world to bring back the original and natural balance of life.
Such a pleasure to cook Spanish food for you guys!
Illustration for promotional video
Thank you Naomi!
Birthday flowers from my neighbor artist Robert!
Thinking of new visions and sounds for the future.
Thank you for the photos: Naomi Niles & Elizabeth Carpenter.