I've been working through a Heavy Metal music appreciation course set up by one of my former students on and off for about a year now. I'm moved through the stuff I remember from the 80s and 90s and into the Brave New World (thank you Iron Maiden) of the 21st Century. This past month has featured Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Kamelot and I thought the "Angel of Afterlife"(a nod to Phantom anyone?) from the album cover would be a great subject for my new pad of black paper. Trying to conceptualize everything in terms of negative space still throws me for a loop, but I think I'm beginning to get the hang of it (in a high school art student sort of way). My wife adds that this looks like Karen Sullivan (a character from an unpublished novel). I can imagine a shade like this emerging from the stacks of the old library after hours.