1 June 2011

Even more linocut prints...


The 'Ogbanje' are evil spirits, said to plague a family with misfortune. They were said to have once been children, blessed with psychic powers, who were rejected from heaven. They live in the spirit world, in tall trees such as the baobab. Medicine men use talismans, such as shells and thread, to banish their spirits.


The second in a series of linocuts, exploring African mythology and legends. The Inkanyamba is a fearful mythological beast, said to dwell in the deep pools beneath Howick Falls, South Africa. The eel-like creature causes great summer storms and tornados.