Tristan Fitzgerald is an artist, currently living in the city of Dubai.
Inspired by the Middle East, the occult, alternative music and trash culture, he obsessively draws and writes every day. His visual poems are sometimes surreal, sometimes dark, but always imbued with wit and insight. These pieces are then posted to Instagram as @MysticTris, where they’ve found an enthusiastic, sometimes obsessive, audience.
He started out as a comic artist many years ago, before becoming a music journalist, tarot card reader, amateur pig-farmer and, eventually, master of the dark arts of advertising.
One day he hopes to become a full-time wizard, living in a Winnebago.
Photo credit: Tristan Fitzgerald
By Tristan Fitzgerald
I offered you a clumsy peace,
scrawled in gold
on a palm scarred
by too many
Is it any wonder
you reject this hand
and keep fists
tightly clenched instead?