'Joseph McVetty is an artist and illustrator living and working in Portland, Oregon. The masked participants of these drawings are acting out communal rituals involving new age occult signifiers such as crystals, chakras, energy fields, levitation, and conjuring. Each drawing aims to evoke the feelings associated with the cultish, drop-out supernaturalism, and homespun magic.

There is also an interest in uniformed communities such as the sweats-and-sneaker-wearers in Marshall Applewhite's Heaven's Gate Disciples, the righteous, flowing biblical robes of Jim Baker and his Source Family, and even the half-dressed ecstasy of Charlie Manson's sunbaked drugheads.'