STUDY CONCERNING CLARK ASHTON SMITH No. 5, 11" X 15 1/2", MIXED MEDIA

Klarkash-Ton closes his copy of "Stray Leaves from Strange Liturature", by Lafcadio Hearn.

"Through his occupation he gratified in a measure his craving for all things that have been steeped in the mortuary shadows of past ages, in the dusky amber flames of long-dead suns: all things that have about them the irresoluble mystery of departed time, and through his avocation he found a ready path to exotic realms in further space, to the only spheres where his fancy could dwell in freedom and his dreams could know contentment."

—The Planet of the Dead By C.A. Smith

From the yellow brown sun serred hills surrounding the Smith cabin, at certain times of the year a lond sustained howl could be heard.

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