Clay's Ark

This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on Clay's Ark, written by Octavia E Butler,

Original Art

Clay's Ark


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Clay's Ark - art by Geoff Taylor


This painting by Geoff Taylor shows a barren wasteland, the remains of a concrete building can be seen to the left, the twisted metal reinforcing rods can be seen jutting out of the concrete slabs. An old abandoned vehicle in the foreground seems to have taken the interest of three figures that have no hair and have rifles at the ready.

Synopsis for Original Title

Clay's Ark. In a violent near-future, Asa Elias Doyle and her companions encounter an alien life form so heinous and destructive, they exile themselves in the desert so as not to contaminate other humans. To resist the compulsion to infect others is mental agony, nut to succumb is to relinquish humanity and free will. Desperate, they kidnap a doctor and his two daughters as they cross the wasteland--and endanger the world.




Gouache on Artboard

Size approx.3
25x18 inches or 63x45 cm

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