Artist's description:

This is an illustration based on a South American indigenous myth, which is very common and has many variations. In the story a pregnant women is abandoned by her husband. Wandering through the forest she follows the voice of her unborn child. But when a wasp stings her belly, the child is angry and refuses to give her more instruction. So, lost it becomes night and she comes to a house, which belongs to Oppossum. She stays the nights and he ends up seducing her. Now, she has two babies in her belly. When she starts the next day, she comes across Jaguar, who proceeds to call his dogs to chase her. She transforms into a deer to escape them. This is the moment pictured here. After she dies, the Jaguar proceeds to remove the two babies and raise them up as his own. But when they discover the secret of their own mother, they decide to kill Jaguar. Afterwards they decide to find their father.

Materials used:

paper and watercolours

The Twin Myth (2012)


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This artwork is sold by Cynara Mori from Spain

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