Beauty In The Decay…

Baby kasper

The above is part of a drawing from chapter 6 of Greetings from Karpland. The story has just about reached it’s half way point. Still a lot of work a head. Very happy with the results so far:

Both haunting and beautiful this short film embraces a part of our history. There is definitely a correlation between Karpland and areas or places such as this abandoned asylum. The film makers tried not to disclose the location but Curbed said it is on Long Island,  Project Senium

Drone Tour Inside St. Peter’s Seminary

See strap a camera on a drone and it’s good for something other than war.

And here is some more eye candy for those who appreciate this sort of thing:

I think an installation of the drawings from Greetings From Karpland would do very nicely in one of these spots. Goes with the theme of the book. I especially like the abandoned Flintstone Police Station (bot left.) Appeals to the cartoonish side of my sensibility. Also a bit perverse.


So instead of complaining about what is new, today I am appreciating what is old and abandoned. All this feeds into the book and adds to their atmosphere. If and when the books are made into films, I would definitely want someone who is into documenting these decrepit places to be in charge of the cinematography.

Then on another note if these places were given to artists, just think of the possibilities.

But this one I couldn’t resist:

Also when you read the comments at the end of most of the articles, they run the gamut. Some are pretty vile and charged with anger. I wonder if the transparency wasn’t limited to just comments, would people expose their feelings?

And please don’t forget:

Nicelle Davis latest book is the illustrated novel-in-poems, In the Circus of You.

Anyway…Stay tuned. Ivan is back and another aspect of the story is about to unfold…


About cherylgross

Fine artist, Illustrator and author of The Karpland Chronicles. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: Commit to Memory: The Precipice of Extinction, In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and The Poster Reads; ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at for other accomplishments.
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