Monk Clown

The title of this piece is While the iron, while the fish

 

While the iron, while the fish

 

While the iron, while the fish is my take on an illustration from a medieval manuscript. It is a monk who drinks wine from the barrel. However, my monk is driven by crazy lust, secrecy and drunken hallucinations. He is more clown than monk, inhabiting an imaginary space where a fish pours wine like a waterfall from its mouth. The image captures the moment of temporary insanity that can arise when one finds oneself at the right place, at the right time.

 

I think I tend to like monks (see also Brick Moon). And clowns. especially sad ones.

Sad Clown

This fella features in my graphic novel Shadow Costume.

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