Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Hungry Grass

Illustration inspired by the folk belief in Hungry Grass, a phenomenon whereby a person who stands in the grass where a body was momentarily laid while it was being ferried to the burial ground will be gripped by an insatiable hunger.
 Here is my victim standing atop the bones of the deceased. A banner comes from between the skull's teeth with the proclamation "Esurio" which is Latin for "to hunger". My victim claws at a thought bubble of imagined victuals but can never be sated. Ooooooh scary! And a little bit funny, I think.
You can see the finished painting, Hungry Grass, at My Good Babushka. Painting, Needlework, Chainmail.

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