ShadowsoftheRealm

Hidden Shadows of the Mystic Realm

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania · 0 Sales

ShadowsoftheRealm

Hidden Shadows of the Mystic Realm

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 0 Sales On Etsy since 2017

Announcement   The Fantasy Creatures and Art in the 'Shadows of the Realm' are a collaboration by Zack Rudy, Cindi Hardwicke and Justin Pettingell. Their love of Nature and Fantasy Art inspired them to create this collaborative Fantasy Realm. They had serious fun imagining and creating a fantasy world with a voyeuristic view into a microcosm of hidden creatures, mystery and magic. Zack's sense of the dark side of magic contrasts and complements Cindi's sense of whimsical magic. Justin's creations of sculptural glass mushrooms and accents to add to the 'magic' of the Realm.

Inspired by family hikes in the woods of Pennsylvania, these creations are part of an overall vision of an enchantment for the viewer to be part of what they imagine could be inside any bush, under any rock, or hidden in any gully that the common person may not expect to see.

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Last updated on Jul 19, 2018

The Fantasy Creatures and Art in the 'Shadows of the Realm' are a collaboration by Zack Rudy, Cindi Hardwicke and Justin Pettingell. Their love of Nature and Fantasy Art inspired them to create this collaborative Fantasy Realm. They had serious fun imagining and creating a fantasy world with a voyeuristic view into a microcosm of hidden creatures, mystery and magic. Zack's sense of the dark side of magic contrasts and complements Cindi's sense of whimsical magic. Justin's creations of sculptural glass mushrooms and accents to add to the 'magic' of the Realm.

Inspired by family hikes in the woods of Pennsylvania, these creations are part of an overall vision of an enchantment for the viewer to be part of what they imagine could be inside any bush, under any rock, or hidden in any gully that the common person may not expect to see.

Cindi Hardwicke - Zack Rudy - Justin Pettingell

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Cindi Hardwicke - Zack Rudy - Justin Pettingell

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3 Fantasy Artists share Family Studio

Cindi Hardwicke and her nephew, Zack Rudy have been dreaming up the idea of a collaborative Fantasy Art project for many years. Finally the time and place presented itself and the idea of fantasy creatures from a mystic realm became their very first collaboration: A window installation, entitled 'Hidden Shadows of the Mystic Realm'.

Inspired by many family hikes in the woods of Pennsylvania, these creations are part of an overall vision of an enchantment for the viewer to be part of what they imagine could be inside any bush, under any rock, or hidden in any gully that the common person may not expect to see.

They created their Mystic Realm world with hand-sculpted clay creatures, paper mache' scenery & props, and lots of natural materials for an Art Installation entitled "Hidden Shadows of the Mystic Realm this fall at the Metropolis Collective Art Gallery in Mechanicsburg, Pa. They had such positive feedback that they decided to create prints of some of the characters that live in their world and are currently working on 2 new installations in 2 different galleries where they are creating new 'realms' within the Mystic Realm, adding new 'species' of characters to each fantasy world to be exhibited in 2018.

Cindi's son, Justin, works in glass and creates glass sculpture with a lampworking torch, and has joined the team to add another dimension to fantasy world of the Mystic Realm with glass mushrooms, eyes, claws, horns, and other embellishments for our fantasy creatures.

They now share the studio where they collaborate to conceive new creatures and prop ideas, while imagining the stories of each of the characters. These stories are the beginning for each fantasy character in their fantasy world. Using many tools, including a Glass Kiln, a Pottery Kiln, Lampworking Torches and lots of imagination, each character is created by the 3 artists, sometimes solo... sometimes collaboratively.

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  • Cindi Hardwicke

    Owner, Designer / Maker

    Cindi is a Mixed Media Artist, mostly working in clay & glass to create Fantasy Creature Sculptures and Jewelry. She is inspired daily by the endless imagination and creative energy of her art students, as well as, the Enchantment of Nature

  • Zack Rudy

    Co-owner, Designer/Maker

    Zack approaches Character Design with a playful spirit, amazing talent, and endless imagination.

  • Justin Pettingell

    Designer / Maker

    Justin has been a creative spirit for many years, but finally found his 'Artist Voice' in April of 2016 when he was seduced by the flame of the lampworking torch. He now contributes to the creative energy in our 3-Artist family studio in Pennyslvania

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