Mastodon Underworld I - Ritual dust

Underworld I

This small painting is the first in an ongoing series of depictions of chtonic travels, or katabasis, spiritual descent to the underworld in search of knowledge, lost souls or magical items.

Small painting representing a large cave with fire coming from below it, large bonfires are lit inside of it surrounded by tiny figures
Small painting representing a large cave with fire coming from below it, large bonfires are lit inside of it surrounded by tiny figures

Detail of the lower part of the painting, showing a ledge, some rising smoke and fire
Detail of the lower part of the painting, showing a ledge, some rising smoke and fire

Extreme close up of the painting showing tiny figures with torches assembled around a bonfire
Extreme close up of the painting showing tiny figures with torches assembled around a bonfire

Details of the ceiling of the cave, covered with stalactites
Details of the ceiling of the cave, covered with stalactites

Last modified on 2022-09-28, published on 2021-12-28