The work on the left is a painting by Axel Gallen-Kallela, depicting the scene in the Kalevala (Finnish mythological epic) of Lemminkäinen's mother finding her son on the shore of the north land (death) , and about to attempt bringing him back to life. I thought the connection to monoprint (above) that I made a few days ago interesting. Possibly on some subconscious level I was trying to make a reference to this work? Or maybe there is something in the melancholy of the two women that link them together?
As I realize it's been a while since I last blogged, so here is a taster to my current project. I am currently working on illustrating H.P. Lovecraft's Color Out of Space, and I have developed an interest in working with the organic elements of the story, and possibly handling nature herself as a character. These photographs are part of my image collection for this project, all of which will make much more sense when paired with the drawings I have been working on, and will hopefully upload tomorrow. (That is, if I can get my scanner functioning...)