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Skin Graft Hieroglyphics (Lyrics to song added) by Rhonda Strickland

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This image Inspired by the new song which is on the Arkaik CD entitled Metamorhignition which was released in October 2012. The song of the same name from their sophomore album is based upon the story of an individual searching for the truth. See the lyrics below.

Pre-Produciton of this song recorded Jan. 2012

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Mar 4, 12 Fractal Abstracts

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Mar 4, 12 Art in Math

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Dec 17, 11 3D Fractals & More

Dec 15, 11 Abstract/Surreal Digital Art

Dec 4, 11 Inspired Art

Dec 2, 11 Artist’s Universe

Dec 2, 11 Abstract ~ Surreal Digital Art

Dec 2, 11 Peace, Love & Happiness Hippies

Nov 25, 11 Inspired by Music

Oct 29, 11 A Fractal Energy Passion

This is a pre-production track titled ’Skingraft Hieroglyphics". We recorded this at home to give the fans a glimpse into the next album which is called “Metamorphignition”. Enjoy and please spread the word! We will be hitting the studio in February to officially start recording the full length.

NOTE: The drums are programmed and everything else was recorded at home.

Lyrics: SKIN GRAFT HIEROGLYPHICS (written by Chance Strickland)

Lost and wandering through a labyrinth of pyre
Unable to bathe in the slumber
Tricked by the torture tongues of liars
Staggering a gait
A jagged meander that rips like splinters
To a path of disenchantment
Crept away among comatose hallways of encampment
These hands mimic the grasp of claws
They ache in nail peeling murmurs
Stained red to the palms
From picking at the scabs on the face of reality
It stares unblinking, all fathoming
Peeking through
Swayed from the other side I see a light
Through slits beneath its eyelids
I can hear gasps from other eons
Deprived of the flicker
Granted by eyelid convulsions
He’s been scratching the surface again
Like the breath of ages I’ve yet to seek
Solder the flesh to stop the leaks

I am the altar
Watch as I shine
Baptized incantations
The pyre my shrine
I am the altar
Ignite from inside
Skin graft hieroglyphics
Burn me alive

Arch of the back lays tallies from the scraping
He’s been picking slowly at the walls that encompass all
Carve the cuticle to the bone
The cornea branches red the lids that never fall
And still no progress these walls bellow deeper
The bricks still linger and scoff at his fingers
To be free, to seek the unsought
To grasp realities tongue and writhe into its throat
The night it swells a silent empire
Time calls for Cyrix to sing
Amongst a kerosine choir
Carve the words upon the flesh
A living canvas of script doused cryptic
A torso of sanskrit pivots
All shrouds shall be lifted vivid

I am the altar
Watch as I shine
Baptized incantations
The pyre my shrine
I am the altar
Ignite from inside
Skin graft hieroglyphics
Burn me alive…

I know that I must burn

Lyrics written by Chance Strickland© Arkaik;™

My son’s band ARKAIK (warning music is Technical Black Metal ;O)

Arkaik performing live. Skin Graft Hieroglyphics from their upcoming CD entitled Metamorhignition which will be released in the summer of 2012

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Original photo.

My model is the lead singer for Arkaik, Jared Christianson. He was dressed up for a halloween party as a sage and he posed for this image. Photo taken with a Kodak EZS Z915
Mirrored & post processed in PSCS2 using native & non-native filters including Fractalius. Fractal created in Apophysis & Incendia are incorporated in this piece.
Overlay textures from Shadowhouse Creations
Thank you

As of 2-23-14

Created: 2011-10-23Sales: 0Comments: 62Favorites: 11Views: 1687


Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Very cool work of art. Well done.

  • Thank you Bunny, I’m glad you think so…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 3 years ago

    great work!

  • Thanks so much Charmiene…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 3 years ago

    Amazing work Rhonda!! :)

  • What a great thing to say Keith… thank you!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 3 years ago


  • AnnaMaria, what a great thing to say. I looked for this on YouTube & found some great examples of HAKA. It is very intense… thank you, it’s cool to be compared to that..

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations 10/28/11

  • Woo hoo!!! This is very cool m’Dear. I am always thrilled to have a piece featured, Hooray!
    Thank you for this honor!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 3 years ago

    beautiful artwork

  • Thank you so much Boo :)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 3 years ago

    Hi Rhonda, as alway my friend lovely and your sons an he are a great team!! I am going to listen to it now!!!
    sherri:):)cool video!!!

  • You are so sweet my dear Sherri!!! Thank you for enjoying this fun stuff and even the music… It does kind of grow on you :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 3 years ago

    SUPERB MUSIC AND ART here once again Rhon!!!! Woohoo…. Upcoming CD!!! This ART is amazing GF… Simply Stunning work!!! your Heart and Soul show here once again.. xoxoxoxxo

  • Awwwww, thanks so much my dear Cookie!! I’m quite happy that you think the music is superb!!!!

    Thank you sincerely… big hugz & I am so happy that Butchie is doing so well!!! What happiness to have the scary stuff in the past.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 3 years ago


  • I am so excited to have this featured!!! And proud too, as this is my son’s bands music… so, it’s quite a thrill!!!
    Thank you so much!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • leunig
    leunigabout 3 years ago

  • This is perfect! What a fabulous surprise… Thank you for including this in the features today… :o) I think it fits right in..

    – Rhonda Strickland

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