First of all, here's an interesting link: Endicott Studios features artist Steven Kenny. You know, I love magical realism/surrealism/fantasy in writing, and in movies, but when I see a surrealist painting? It freaks me the hell out. Seriously. These paintings are really interesting conceptually, and well executed, and they give me the heebie jeebies. Maybe that's the point.
Myths, Symbols & Folklore
sulfur: In alchemy it, like salt and mercury, is one of the philosophical elements and universal principles. It represents the "fiery" element or the energy and the soul (anima) of nature; it was sometimes also compared to the sun. Medieval folk belief associated sulfur with the infernal and saw it, its flames, and the odor as attributes of the Devil. (Herder)