The Road to Awe is a series of science fiction illustrations exploring folkloric representations of consciousness being altered.

The Palace: The source, the epicenter, the event horizon.

Getting Ready for the Lunar Collision: Gaseous giants, atmospheric haze. The end will be beautiful and glowing.

The Pilgrimage: The draw of the glow, the portal.

The Opening of the Gates: The next phase, a blinding light, the chasm.

Illustration with custom frames. Katey Rissi, 2013.