This is - an anthropomorphic birch trunk weeping in the swamps of Russian forests, drawn with graphite pencils on colored paper.
The real dimensions of 21 x 30 cm
Date: August 2012
About the picture:
I liked these verses here (the author - pagan metal band "Bastion"):
The past is hidden from us with a shroud,
Slowly melts in the mist.
Once the gods leaded after themselves,
Today not all follow!
Faded memory of Slavic Rod
About the martial exploits of Fathers.
Pack of treacherous enemies
Enslaved the soul of a nation!!
We could not bury
Those who fought for our freedom.
Sons of Russia forgotten
The oath to Svarog given by Ancestors!
And the past is slowly melting in the heat,
Calls us to follow him,
And no white light is visible in the darkness,
Darkness is over the Russian land!!
Get up, the same great Slavic tribe!
For your land, for the Gods!
In Russia, it is a terrible time -
Forgotten the wisdom of the wise men.
Heroes of bloody troops ignite lights,
Rising from the ashes
So Bravely fight for that the enemies would fallen
And know that your path - is Right!
These songs inspired me to create the drawing. I also started it in the woods, like birch. Its shape seemed interesting to me. I understand what it's like to face the strange creatures and gave it a metaphysical sense. Anthropomorphic Birch came out. Lighting emphasizes the mood in the picture. This twilight - when changing time of day - it symbolizes the transition from one era to another.
Svarog and Rod are russian pagan gods.