May 6, 2015

Detail Revisions for the Lioness

have been turning once again to work on the detail cut outs for my book of female monsters. The Lioness was based upon based upon a real artifact - a three thousand year old proto-Elamite stone carving that I had studied some years ago. In the illustration for my poem I rather crudely added legs that were not there in the original sculpture. It was practically sacrilegious - like adding arms on the Venus De Milo or a head on the Winged Victory. Not leaving well enough alone in my revision of the focal detail I added tattoos to the statue’s folded fists. I hope that there was some logic in all of this.

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