All cover images for this site are digital artworks by Adam Martinakis. Born in Poland in 1972, Martinakis studied and worked for most of his life in Greece, but now works and lives in the UK. If you’d like to read a review of his work, FineArteBooks published one last year.
The austere neoclassicist/postmodernist style represents a push against the common sense experience of reality, which is also the common sense experience of our personhood, with all its troubles. Art like this is designed to shock you out of the way you normally look at the world, with the hope that you’ll look below the surface of the things around you and see them in a new way. The image below is taken from “Love for Light,” first published on Christmas Day, 2011. It captures well, I think, the desire and pain that sit at the center of the search for knowledge of any sort. This is one image of an enlightenment with manifold forms.