Of all the pre-collapse beings, those least affected by the shift into the industrial post-reality were the old gods. Having always existed in a state of parallel involvement with the mortal worlds, many of them chose to stay aloof, leaving humans to work out their own path forward in the new world of machines. Pan in particular was content to remain detached, sealing away his groves and fields with minimal use of the new cyborganics, and always keeping watch for intruders in his carefully kept realm.
I’m not exactly a historian when it comes to Greek and Roman mythology, though I’ve always had a fondness for satyrs and fauns, Pan in particular. Instead of a playful, mischievous vision of Pan, I enjoy the idea of him as a fierce protector over his territory, attacking or killing anyone who enters his wilderness without reverence for the area.
Today’s drawing is a bit of an exploratory piece for me in connecting Greek and Roman mythology with the world of cyborganics I’ve been creating. As time goes on and I move into larger, more complex drawings, I would like the stories behind my art to evolve in the same amount as the visuals. Hopefully this is just the first of many more depictions of these ancient gods going forward.
My everyday drawings are available for sale in my Big Cartel shop each morning at 11 am EST. For the first 100 days, each new drawing increases in price by $1.00, starting at $1.00 on day one. Everyday 038 – Pan is listed at $38.00.