Wednesday, April 24, 2013


acrylic on birch panel
11 x 14 inches, framed to 15 x 18 inches

I wanted to include a gathering of as many of my favorite legendary and mythical beasts as I could in this painting, and they are: the ceryneian hind (the sacred, Greek deer of Artemis) , Huginn and Muninn (the Norse ravens of Odin; "Thought" and "Memory" or "Mind"), Fenrir (the Norse wolf who destroys Odin), a griffin (the legendary, powerful creature that was a mix of beast and bird), an English folklore white hare (said to be the form witches take at night to look for prey or the restless spirits of broken hearted maidens who haunt their unfaithful lovers), and Ratatoskr (the Norse squirrel who runs up and now the world tree to carry messages between the eagle and the worm).  

Originally a part of this show in Brooklyn, NY