Expositions (Archive)



Featured visual artists for the festival included: Kris Kuksi, one of the most highly regarded artists in the contemporary surreal/visionary movement, whose work is in the collection of Chris Weitz, Director of the new movie, The Golden Compass, based upon Philip Pullman’s book and grounded in John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Also included were, an American comic book artist best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four in the mid-1970’s, who produced a portrait of John Milton for the 21st century; Bienvenido Bones Banez, a Filipino surrealist whose work is based on his “666 World View” and Olek, with her conceptual, cutting edge fashion.


The Paradise Lost Elephant Folio

In 2011 and 2012 Lindall will be working on production of “The Paradise Lost Elephant Folio,” a hand-embellished and gold illuminated 13 x 19 inch book containing 14 full-page printed illustrations with hand-embellished borders. Production will be limited to 10 copies, each having one original conceptual drawing at the front. [36]

The borders of the elephant folio are complete paintings in themselves. Although the border art focuses principally on elements of design, they also tell stories about what is illustrated in the featured central paintings. The borders also are tributes to both humanity’s great achievements, such as music, dance and architecture, as well as tribute to those individuals and institutions and friends who have had important influences on his ideas, or who have shown substantial support or affinity. For example, the Filipino surrealist artistBienvenido “Bones” Banez, Jr. [37] discovered Lindall’s repertoire during the Brave Destiny Show and communicated to Lindall the idea of how “Satan brings color to the world.” Lindall thought the idea to be an insightful and original “affinity” and so he honors Banez in the page of the elephant folio that is a tribute to art by placing Banez’s name under an artist’s palette of colors in the border.