She spent many of her formative, nubile, moist years inextricably
associated with the Berkeley Rocky Horror troupe, and today
continues to subtly fuse together the priceless fashion tips
gleaned therefrom with a more sober (yet still big-red-haired)
facade that seems inevitable with the passing of years. In
short, she's a glamourpuss of the finest quality.
Among other inumerable talents and interests, she is oft'
to be found poised at her beloved Mac sitting daintily upon
her ridiculous chair held together by one bolt, studiously
and meticulously adjusting bitmaps, levels and curves of images
spanning quite a diverse and somehow oddly perverse gamut
which include, but are not limited to: 'Gothing
Out' 50's tap-dancing clip-art ; finding sexual and spiritual
gratification in manipulating Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, and a slew
of other sultry dames-gone-by; sniffing out the next great
guillotine reference and accompanying
Though Kallisti is certainly savvy in the world of computers,
she also boasts an increasingly rare talent (these days) for
working in the old-fashioned, analog, ink/paint/paper/canvas
world and it is the opinion of the Author that her drawing
of a horse skull that used to hang above the receiving room
divan in her stylish San Francisco flat is perhaps one of
the better horse skulls ever rendered, to name one piece.
She has been the art editor of the hugely successful 'zine
"Sins of Coffee" located in San Francisco
with a global distribution to nameless millions. The most
recent cover that she designed consisted of a languishing
Marat bathing in a coffee cup.
Though I must say the image that most sticks in my mind created
by Kallisti is from several years back consisting of a baboon in a paper hat. Go figure.
Her most recent endeavors have turned out a magazine of surprising
is Hip, which seeks to explore "The Lighter Side of Dark",
exploiting the gothic genre with a verve hitherto unseen.
She has commissioned this succint epic from me in exchange
for art, the most valuable currency of all.
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