I have been working on this image off and on for a long time and finally wrapped it up. Months back I read Michael Chabon’s book “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” and really loved a short passage in the book describing a small boys vision of what the Hofzinser Club, a Magicians club, looked like. Based on that description I did and image of a young magician wandering through the club for the first time. Here is the quote:
"Thomas’ own mind was filled with Byzantine, houris-hand-candied-figs visions of men in cutaway coats and pasha pants walking around inside the beetle-browned, half-timbered hotel on Stupartska with their upper torsos separated from their lower, summoning leopards and lyrebirds out of the air."
Michael Chabon. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay”