“The Lost Realm series is a set of drawings I created while I was searching for a unique aesthetic look that combined elements of architecture and ancient building design.
I began looking at ancient societies and grew to appreciate the complexity of their work, including the mathematical approach to designing temples, not only in principle, but in practical application of building techniques. Despite their primitive mode of construction and their impressive execution, these monolithic structures still stand to this day and have never been replicated.
In my research of ancient societies such as the Aztec, Maya, Inca, Egyptian and Babylonian culture, I wanted to create a series of drawings that fuse both ancient and modern stylized architecture to create a new world that is a tribute to their efforts.
The pieces presented here are a fusion of several cultural styles without introducing any religious iconography in its design concept. The combination of geometric patterns melded with ancient design schemes began to intrigue me, so I started to experiment with this new idea.
My intent is to draw in the viewer into a realistic interpretation of a world that may have existed in the heights of its power. This is a snap shot view of a world that has long been forgotten and buried beneath the sand. These drawings are only a reinterpretation of what they have created. It is a glimpse of a society that is just as incredible as those that existed in the distant past, but seen through its architecture.”