Friday, December 13, 2013

The Hungry Grass

Illustration inspired by the Irish 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".
It's sort of a stylistic mash-up between medieval illumination and a children's fable illustration.The finished work, Hungry Grass, is at My Good Babushka. Art. Jewelry. Needlework.

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