Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wraith Road

I've gone off on a tangent from my previous work depicting a witch bottle, where the tangled string in the bottle represented a labyrinth that ensnared the malignant spirit. There is a corollary philosophy that spirits must be ferried in straight lines, the road that the dead body must take to the graveyard must be in a straight line, or the spirit might become lost. These expressways to the boneyard were called Wraith Roads. I began to pictures little lost souls in a row. Here is my sketch of little lost souls helping each other along the Wraith Road. Finished work at the link.
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