Thursday, April 3, 2008
Post Apocalyptic Proa
This illustration by Michael Schacht is one of my all time favorite examples of proa art. Several years ago, Rhisiart Gwilym and Michael Schacht decided to enter a short story contest - Rhisart did the writing and Michael did the illustrations. The story would be a distillation of ideas from the novel he was working on - a post apocalyptic tale of how life might be after the Great War - if things turned out well. It was a vision of a semi-nomadic tribal culture which had returned to the old shamanic traditions of ancient Albion, and it also involved bee-keeping and proas and mysterious silent, black triangular flying craft of enormous size.
Be sure to visit Michael's ProaFile blog.