"Careful, Helios" warned Night
"If you're foolish you'll use up all your light.
Make sure you rise when the time is right."
“Ha! Don’t be silly, Night.
Don't you know I am the light?
When I rise the Sky will ignite!"
“Yes, of course Helios you shine most bright
But even you have your limit of light.
I know what I know, I am right.
And if you burn your light too bright
I’ll be alone, and it will always be the night."
“That’s Ridiculous!” said Helios to Night.
Why do you always have to be so uptight?
I’m going to rise even brighter tonight
And then we’ll see who’s right!"
So the two embraced and said goodnight.
As they always did, even after a fight.
But this time Night held on extra tight
Because the Night is wise and always right.
And then, foolish Helios shined all his light
And that day, dawn was brighter than bright
and that was the last time dawn followed night.
Multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator James R. Eads plays with motion and color to render harmonizing illustrations of people and nature. With swirling van Gogh inspired skies and percussive strokes of color, his style is well-suited for meditations on human connection and the relationships between humans and the natural world. He also makes pretty wicked gig posters.
The LA-based artist lives and works at the The Brewery where his studio is open to the public during bi-annual art walks.