Rabbit, 2013. Ink on paper, 3”x3”.
This is an illustration for an Italian folktale called The Seven Doves, which you can read here. The story is pretty convoluted, but it centers around a girl named Cianna rescuing her seven brothers from various plights, including an enchantment that turns them into (SPOILER ALERT) seven doves. Since the story is so rich in symbolism, I decided to represent animals and objects that are key to the story rather than depicting a moment in the narrative. “Do good whenever you can, and forget it” is the tale’s rather cryptic moral.
This is for the Butts Collective. I think it’s supposed to go on the blog soon, but I have no clue what’s happening there.