I am a cloud gazing extraterrestrial who is interested in the beyond and the in between.
On a day dedicated to Aphrodite, when Alniyat rose out of the waters from beyond the horizon, a male child densified out of the heart of a crystal and materialised into this world as a dragonfish. His parents called him Erik. And although he remembered many others, he accepted this name, and the persona that came with it.
His father Omar was an Oriental Prince who fell in love with the sea and the unattainable clouds, his mother an angel who loved birds. His father bestowed upon him the love for techne and mathematics, from his mother he received the gift of memory, poetry and music. His grandfather Achilles, his first real teacher, told him tales of Greek Mythology instead of the usual fairytales, and he also introduced his grandson to the world of the Dragons.
ErikH soon realised no school could teach him what he wanted to know and took off on a quest for the secrets of Life. He wandered through the pathless lands of alchemy, poetry and music, but it wasn't untill he found the secret spring of Castalia, well hidden at the intersection of many worlds, that he learned how he could accomplish his fate. He has been a mental nomad ever since.
Wanting to share his discoveries, he soon realised that words could never be more than chains of lead around the fiery flight of his visions, so he started painting and drawing.
Which he still does.
In this world, ErikH lives and creates his works in his native Antwerp.
All the rest is pure gossip.