This piece is based on a strange Romanian fable. Ileana stands out in folklore as one of the rare princesses who fought back. She was portrayed as an active character in her storyline instead of your typical demure noble female. She easily outsmarts her enemies by setting up devious traps to foil their efforts. Let's put it this way... she's not your average Disney Princess that may have been conjured up in the 50's and 60's.
When I discovered this tale, my minds eye immediately conjured up an image of a striking young woman luring an arrogant male spirit into one of her traps. For me, Ileana is a kind of 'matriarch' spirit who uses all of her wits and devices to battle the brutish spirit of the 'patriarch''. He's simply more powerful, because, well... more people believe in him.... for now...
Image Size: 23.75" x 24.25" Paper Size: 25.75" x 26.25"
• Limited Edition of 44 • museum quality giclée print signed by the artist • certificate of authenticity
1) A matching glow-in-the-dark- enamel pin!
2) This project merges my visual work as "My Pet Skeleton" with my musical collaboration with "Johnny Hollow". It culminated in a cd package that contains 5 paintings with 5 songs based on 5 strange tales. Each print comes with a signed copy of "The Old Gods of New Berlin" CD/Book that was painstakingly designed and formatted by yours truly. (see flip through video below)
The lyrics for the song were written by yours truly. The brilliant music composition was written by Janine White. Check out the lyric video: