Poems and prose of unrequited love and loneliness. Take an emotional ride with the vulnerable heart of artist/writer, Kalynn Campbell, as it enters the tempestuous and callous world of She. Written at the end of a volatile love affair with a married woman, the poems and prose of SHE OF THORN tells the story of a love-in-vain enslavement to a cruel ineffectual heart. The poems also reflect Campbell's lonely struggle with AvPD, a form of self isolation. To immerse oneself in the She poems is to bathe in a tormenting ache of unrequited love, only to dry-off with the stark caverus void of inner loneliness. Best described as 'Leonard Cohen meets Shel Silverstein', Campbell's work is as moving and thought provoking as it is whimsical and lyrical.
Kalynn Campbell, a Los Angeles painter, illustrator, and writer is one of the early artists in the 'lowbrow/pop surrealism' art movement. He began showing his work in the early 1990's at the seminal ZERO ONE GALLERY on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Campbell's paintings and prints have been featured in six Museum shows (including the pivotal Multi City KUSTOM KULTURE show, The Colorado POP SURREALISM show and the Los Angeles 100 ARTISTS SEE SATAN show) and numerous art galleries. Books and Magazines featuring his work are numerous, among them, POP SURREALISM by Kristin Anderson, WEIRDO DELUXE by Matt Dukes Jordan and KUSTOM GRAPHICS 2 from Korero. Collectors include Actor Nicholas Cage, Rocker Eric Burden, Singer Pink and Simpson's voice man Harry Shearer. His illustration work has been utilized by a virtual who's who of rock music, from punk startup Epitaph Records to Megadeth and Tom Petty. Campbell's work has graced a long line of signature products; lighters, belt buckles, skateboard wheels, guitar straps, even blue-tooth phone sets. Currently he has a line of stickers and decals available from YUJEAN. For almost ten years Campbell was key cartoonist for counterculture guru Paul Krassner, illustrating political cartoons for Krassner's REALIST magazine. Campbell's work from the magazine is among those featured in a Fantagraphics book due for publication Fall 2015. Campbell has written two novels, IN THE TIME OF THE FLY (A man in the midst of a divorce, lost in a world of bars, suddenly finds himself involved with an elite Hollywood call-girl) and THE MUSE (a portrait painting creates a profound but mysterious bond between an artist and his married model), both scheduled for release in 2015. He has AvPD and lives a reclusive lifestyle in Los Angeles.