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Samael I Am

 

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Orpheus Blackened By The Winds Of Hell  by JEREMIAH KAUFFMAN

Into great prisons filled with human beings,

Homes to great unspeakable acts,

Three times in pleasure,

Three times in pain,

And rotten to the heart.

I am sent the ideas from the One who died in vain,

And vanity takes my soul.

I am drawn backward into a moment which does not exist.

I am Death.

I make quite the congregation of liars.

I smooth the cracks of time.

I water the fields

I invent your name.

Always the same.

Samael I am.

by Jeremiah Kauffman     April, 2008

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IN MEMORIAM

To view more of Jeremiah Kauffman’s art and writing, go to: jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com

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IN MEMORIAM- THIS STORY IS FOR MY BELOVED CHILD, JEREMIAH!

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There is a world that is beset by destructive storms. They happen anytime and anywhere. They are monstrous storms which last for days and destroy whatever is in their path, be it forests, mountains or cities. They are storms full of natural rage and violence. The wretched and bewildered people that live under this continual torment are constantly fleeing for their lives and rebuilding their homes. They can never find rest!

The cause of the storms is a massive sphere made of fiery crystal with an inner core of cold, black rock. A sinister and unlucky gift from the heavens. It swiftly and haphazardly travels through the world’s sky and no one knows when it will strike it’s crushing blows on the helpless people that cringe and cower below it. When it comes to a place, it stops and begins to draw energy from the surrounding atmosphere and transforms itself into a huge, extremely violent and destructive storm that lasts for days until it is spent and then moves on. It is an unthinking entity of monumental power.

From the sky comes a magnificent white steed with white wings. She goes to the storm that is raging above a large city. Her rider is a beautiful young man in white robes who wears a crown, sword and necklace of gold. He holds a strange and fragrant flower next to his heart. The young man soars on his stalwart steed through the torrential rains and harsh, strong winds to the swirling sphere. The fearful and despairing people look up into the sky and see the young man. They are amazed at his daring and bravery. He brandishes his shining sword of gold which is engraved with many strange and ancient symbols and proceeds to ride directly next to the howling sphere. He swings his sword and strikes a fierce blow upon the sphere. There is a thunderous, almost deafening sound and an explosion of blazing light. And the evil sphere soars off the world with great speed into the depths of space- never to return!

The sky clears into a heavenly blue and the bright sun comes out in a glory of golden, warm light. The people dance and sing in a celebration of pure joy and happiness for now they are free to build their world and live their lives in peace. The young man smiles to see their happiness. They cheer the young man and thank him most heartily for his wonderful gift. They bid him a fond farewell as he soars off into space to continue on his journeys within his many new and beautiful worlds of wonder, always!

JEREMIAH, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND PROTECT YOU FROM THE VEILS OF THIS WORLD!!!

To view more of Jeremiah’s art and writing go to: jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com

Thank You!

 

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MY SPIDER

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Banga  by Jeremiah Kauffman

My spider is like my heart,

This little piece of life that keeps me alive

Even though I don’t really know

How to speak it’s language Or understand it’s thoughts.

And together we will find freedom!

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IN MEMORIAM

To view more art and writing by Jeremiah Kauffman go to: jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Everything in the city is alive at night.

Machines hum, lights shine

Cars grunt, radios mumble.

The buildings, great beasts of modern construction,

section off the landscape both horizontally and vertically.

The elevator goes to 100, but it will never reach heaven,

And the fallen sleep between the cracks

curled up in their own filth!

by Jeremiah Kauffman    April, 2008

 

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IN THE CITY

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ABOUT YOURSELF by Jeremiah Kauffman

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The City by Jeremiah Kauffman

Part of the reason for putting my work online is to show off. I won’t deny that. I do however, crave an audience andart would be nothing without intelligent people to share it with. It really doesn’t matter who you are; if you’re here now reading this and what you’ve seen has affected you in any way, then I’m satisfied.           I want my work to live and this is not possible unless it takes a step into the world outside my room.    by Jeremiah Kauffman      http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com     http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art     http://jeremiahkauffman.blogspot.com

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ABOUT YOURSELF by Jeremiah Kauffman

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The City by Jeremiah Kauffman

Part of the reason for putting  my work online is to show off. I won’t deny that. I do, however, crave an audience and art would be nothing without intelligent people to share it with. It really doesn’t matter who you are; if you’re here now reading this and what you’ve seen has affected you in any way, then I’m satisfied.                                                                                              –       I want my work to live and this is not possible unless it takes a step outside my room. I think a lot of people- myself included- feel awkward at the thought of actually giving feedback to an artist. Highly professional portfolios( unlike this one) tend to give the impression that the artist is so successful that he doesn’t need to hear what the casual visitor thinks or that the page is only there for the sake of finding work.The only time I’ve really seen people being verbal about art work is in amateur forums where the majority of comments are given by friends or acquaintances asked to visit the page or fellow artists who are trying to put in a kind word. What I rarely see is anyone ever daring to say anything usefully critical.                                                      –       Well, you can ignore all of this here. It doesn’t matter to me who you are; if you are someone who knows me or someone who just stumbled upon this place through a search engine, I would appreciate a comment or an e-mail. I value and appreciate all constructive feedback-good or bad. If anything I’ve created is able to produce in someone’s mind very negative criticism, I want to hear it. My goal is to improve- not to slumber in a false dream kept alive by superficial condolences. I can tell the difference between honest dislike and maleficent rudeness. So lay into me; tell me what you – the other half of my work- are thinking or if my work has ever provoked a thought at all.                                                                                                                    –        Finally, if you’re an artist yourself- definitely drop me a note; a comment placed in the box above with your own website would be most convenient and appreciated. I know there are lots of boards and communities for the online artist but I’m not into that sort of thing. I don’t have the time to keep up and I enjoy more personal meetings. As much as it may seem that my page revolves around the work of someone who cares about himself, the truth is that I never stop reviewing every piece of artwork I see everyday. So do not hesitate, say hello and show me what you do.    by Jeremiah Kauffman    http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com       http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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ONE THING ELSE by Jeremiah Kauffman

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Q’s-1 by Jeremiah Kauffman

Now there are more than there were before. I die away and leave them behind to protect each other; they are like me but not me; some wicked juice of time, burning the nostrils with the fumes of immortality.    I drink once, I drink twice, and I cannot chase the pain away; it surrounds me, encloses me, threatens to suffocate me—- yet there is one thing else……    by Jeremiah Kauffman    http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com     http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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US – THE HUMANS by Jeremiah Kauffman

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Fortress of Spite by Jeremiah Kauffman

My journey through Hell lasted only 6 hours, however, it was long enough to encounter the wrath of the time-witch. She hunted me and became the Death Partner.I learned to travel softly through Hell. The demons were everywhere in my mind. The she-witch grew to like the home of my brain and chose to reside there. I knew then that there was no going back. The world of disdain became my dead light, guiding me through a strange alien world. I knew I would accept disdain. And then….. she came. I was lost in a forbidden world of female passions. There were teeth and jungles and light. Millions of years of change. The release; the birth; the new thing that was us. US-the HUMANS.    by Jeremiah Kauffman    http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com    http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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GORGON of SOUND by Jeremiah Kauffman

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Gorgon of Sound by Jeremiah Kauffman

From what I understand(I have not researched this thoroughly) a gorgon is a Greek mythological monster. The Gorgon of Sound is something of a personification of the portal of sensation. It is a supernatural beast at the gateway of sound, awakened by the need for sound to pass into the realm of knowledge. It is accompanied by five sentinels and it’s tail rings with an aura.   by Jeremiah Kauffman    http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com    http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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SKETCHES— Twin Travelers in the Matrix by Jeremiah Kauffman

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Twin Travelers in the Matrix by Jeremiah  Kauffman

Two Travelers was created last night, immediately after waking up from a nap. In my dream, I was creating two triangular structures similar in form and it was not until I added their eyes that they took on life as faces. It was very challenging to try to make this drawing “random” yet reproduce the drawing in my dream. The idea of the matrix is influenced a lot by a Happy the Man cd I’ve been listening to recently. I tried to make their eyes look like graphics on a screen embedded in their heads. You may imagine that they are covered by a symbolic matrix façade and the walk through a forest of data.   by Jeremiah Kauffman   http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com       http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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SKETCHES— Duncan Idaho’s Longhouse by Jeremiah Kauffman

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Duncan Idaho’s Longhouse by Jeremiah Kauffman

Poor Duncan Idaho. He was the noblest of the Atreides warriors and the most abused. When brought back the first time from death, he fought against his genetic programing- the Compulsion, as it was called- and his reward was to become the Worms plaything. I have built a house in his honor.   by Jeremiah Kauffman     http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com    http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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SKETCHES— Finster’s Head by Jeremiah Kauffman

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Finster’s Head by Jeremiah Kauffman

Finster’s Head is about Finster the cyborg from Wasteland. I once had a dream a decade ago in which he showed me a strange pattern that I could scarcely comprehend.   by Jeremiah Kauffman    http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com    http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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SKETCHES— Garden of Theta by Jeremiah Kauffman

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Garden of Theta by Jeremiah Kauffman

This is a floating data node. It takes on the vague appearance of recognizable objects, forming a habitat for dwellers of the matrix. The tree is intentionally vaulted.   by Jeremiah Kauffman    http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com     http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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SKETCHES— A Complete Meal by Jeremiah Kauffman

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A Complete Meal by Jeremiah Kauffman

A Complete Meal is something of a response to an argument  I had with an owner of a pizza establishment two weeks ago. Incidentally, it also has a duel purpose of capturing an apocryphal moment from Escape from Hell.   by Jeremiah Kauffman    http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com     http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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SKETCHES– Bene Gesserit Witch Ligeia by Jeremiah Kauffman

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Bene Gesserit Witch Ligeia by Jeremiah Kauffman

Bene Gesserit Witch Ligeia was an attempt to create a voo-doo like face. The title is an implication which you won’t catch unless you’ve read some of Edgar Allen Poe’s lesser known stories. He created many stories about strange female lovers of high intelligence who are deeply involved  in mystic studies. Ligeia is one of those stories and it contains a poem about a “conqueror worm”, which is only too Dune-like.The strength and natural powers of Poe’s women remind me a lot of the Bene Gesserit, so I thought I’d combine the two into one idea.    by Jeremiah Kauffman     http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com    http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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SKETCHES– The Foothills by Jeremiah Kauffman

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The Foothills by Jeremiah Kauffman 

The Foothills is an inverted Monty Python Foot. I attempted to do something reminiscent of Wayne Barlowe’s Expedition. The idea is that this is a snapshot of a dwelling of alien giants, taken by an explorer from the Galaxy Corporation in Pohl’s Gateway. They have copyrighted the finding for a lengthy amount of time so that they should have ample time to study it scientifically.    by Jeremiah Kauffman    http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com    http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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SKETCHES-Wandering Ghosts by Jeremiah Kauffman

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Wandering Ghosts in the Rain by Jeremiah Kauffman

Some free forms I drew while upon the roof during the arrival of the new year. I tried to create them in such a way as to express the falling of raindrops which were falling lightly at the time.   by Jeremiah Kauffman      http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com     http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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I WANT TO PAINT THIS WALL SO MUCH by Jeremiah Kauffman

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  The Room by Jeremiah Kauffman

I want to paint this wall so much I can taste it. The whitewash at rough asymptotic curves on the light brown stucco wants blues and oranges. I want to paint the chair beside in dark blues against creamy light blues and say the chair has joined the wall.     by Jeremiah Kauffman     http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com     http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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SAMAEL I AM by Jeremiah Kauffman

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Orpheus Blackened by the Winds of Hell by Jeremiah Kauffman

Into great prisons filled with humans, homes to unspeakable acts, three times in pleasure, three times in pain, and rotten to the heart. I am sent the ideas from the One who died in vain, and vanity takes my soul. I am drawn backward into a moment that does not exist.      I am death.      I make quite the congregation of liars. I smooth the cracks of time. I water the fields. I invent your name. Always the same, Samael I am.    by Jeremiah Kauffman     http://jeremiahkauffman.deviantart.com     http://jeremiahkauffman.wix.com/jeremiahkauffman-art

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