More lost souls wander the pages, stalking my nightmares and tugging at my heartstrings. Brom's 'Offerings' is another collection of stunning fantasy artwork, ranging in date from 1994-2000. The shorts bursts of prose accompanying many of the works give a clearer insight perhaps as to the inspiration behind the characters.
From the seductive to the downright fearsome, Brom puts to canvas images which live and breathe with the capability of provoking a wide range of emotions in the viewer; sometimes a need to turn the page fast, denying a base human desire to study the macabre in intimate detail(something to indulge when the house is quiet and the kids are in bed?)or maybe, dependant on one's gender, a longing to inhabit a world of fetish-clad females or smouldering-eyed elf men.
Maybe compared to Brom's bookform debut 'Darkwerks', 'Offerings' lacks the initial shockability for the already initiated, but that said, he never fails to drag the unexpected up from his shadowy world where beauty ever hides the sinister.
Those not familiar with Brom will find a veritable feast for the eye (his use of colour and contrast is truly astounding), and may find themselves unwittingly beguiled and joining his band of merry followers who close carefully the book for fear of angering its inhabitants and who peer more closley into the shadows at nightfall.