Love is not for the weak of heart, nor is it the sole domain of the pure. Love can burn through hellworlds to touch even demons, and the brightest blood of longing comes not without pain. Herein lies a journey through the darkness of the heart, a meeting of two incomplete souls who found each other in the hazy labyrinth of a virtual underworld.
You are invited to glimpse the resurrection of the dead in the name of love, to celebrate life through the imagery of death, and to know the pinnacle of joy through the domestication of suffering. Embrace the truth of our dual nature, turn not away from the darkness but enter it without fear, head held high, eyes open, prejudice banished, and you will witness the images of hell turn to Eden again.
There is no place that love is Not.
Ricardo Olvera is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Mexico City. His body of work, "The Bone Tarot", a series of twenty-two assemblage pieces, was exhibited in 2011 at the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery in Reno, Nevada. In addition, a book of The Bone Tarot was published in 2012. In 2010 his collaborative assemblage work "Making Our Bones", was exhibited in the Bennington Arts Guild in Bennington, Vermont. In 2009 he published "Beast & Babalon, Love songs from hell a pictorial journey" a selection of digital works and poetry translated to English language and "To Mega Therion, the dark art of Ricardo Olvera" selected digital photo-manipulation works from 2008 - 2009. His poetry has been featured in several anthologies, among them "Palabras sin Piel" 2007 and "Inombrable Fantasía" 2008 from Editorial Shamra. His early writings in Spanish from 2006 to 2008 can be found online on his website. He currently resides in Reno, Nevada with his wife Andrea Juillerat - Olvera