Lawrence Dagstine: “A Day at the Brooklyn Museum…”

The following series of pictures were taken a little over a year ago, when I went on a research trip to The Brooklyn Museum of New York.  During that time, between 2008 and early 2009, there was an Ancient Egyptian/Assyrian Exhibit.  They also had an “Old School” Graffiti Art exhibit on the 5th Floor.  It was a lot of fun.  I got to see some real mummies (which you’ll see below), tombs, statues, canvases, masks, and a whole lot of other interesting stuff from the days before Christ.  I finally got around to resizing some of those other photographs.  The results of this visit would be a short article for an archeological magazine and an alternate history tale featuring Cleopatra (novelette-length).  Here they are, finally, in all their glory.  Historical and artistic pics.

Assyria * Ancient Egypt * Mummies * Tombs

The mummies were the freakiest…

(There were more pics for this exhibit, but those were sold along with the article)

Asian Artifacts * Age-Old Trinkets * Masks * Molds

 

Paintings * Canvases * Stained-Glass Works

Graffiti Art Exhibit * Urban Art Canvases * Retro Works

As you can tell, you could even participate…

 

For more information about the Brooklyn Museum of New York:

www.brooklynmuseum.org

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238-6099
(718) 638-5000

Lawrence Dagstine: “Dagstine does Egypt…”

Ancient Egypt that is! Minus the Scifi novella, a look into one of five upcoming projects between 2009 and 2010 that should wet any reader’s appetite.  This should give my fans and peers a look into what I do for inspiration and, at times, research.  From the ashes of a New Yorker’s mind, a non-fiction and fiction tale is born.  Think of an article or story like a work of architecture — Like any building, it needs a foundation drafted, then crafted, in order to stand.  A good story can also be like a work of art.  Colorful and priceless, depending on the artist.  With any dedicated and enthusiastic study, life experience also plays a major role in creation.

Lawrence Dagstine does Egypt

Lawrence Dagstine does Egypt

Lawrence Dagstine does Egypt

Lawrence Dagstine does Egypt

Lawrence Dagstine does Egypt

Lawrence Dagstine does Egypt

Whether it’s freelancing pre-dynasty non-fiction or fantasy, alternate history or occultist horror, Dagstine will do it! That’s for sure.  The hints to one of my next tales sits on this screen — well, rather yours — in front of you.  Will it have lots of mummies and real mystery? Will it involve Cleopatra? Will it showcase ancient gods and pyramids in an adventure the likes you’ve never read? I guess you’ll have to wait and see…

Lawrence Dagstine does Egypt

Lawrence Dagstine does Egypt

By the way, there’s tiny scarabs and children’s remains — mummified, I might add — in that tomb behind me (just kidding).  Coffins such as these were used by pharoahs or kings for royal pets, such as cats.  Lots of times they were mummified and buried with their owners.  Personal belongings were included for their long journey into the next world.

Sound juicy so far? Well, you better stay tuned then…

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