Category:  Expressive Digital Art | Posted: August 3, 2018

A young woman sees strange things.

Anigmata

by Daphne Oberon

Art From The Imagination Contest Entry 
This bit of allegory was inspired by actual events. A teenager faces a stalking evil in the remote desert, as does her horse. (Early Baja before tourists discovered it, 1960s and 1970s.) The rider and her horse know they must not only ignore their fears, but eventually encounter their source--an American and British World War Two veteran intrigued with Nazi Occultism. The lopsided cross represents fascism and deranged Evangelical zeal. The dark cell in the stark hill is not only representative of a prison of belief, but a captive has been "entombed" there for many years. The strands of twine blowing from the cross represent broken intuition unconnected to a wholesome source. (The psychopath was the author's father.) I purposely composed this graphic without bushes, cacti or birds so as to preserve the impression of isolation and desolation...


Post Type Digital Art Mixed Media None
Anigmata was composed and created exclusively with the pencil tool in Adobe Illustrator.




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