The Man Who Blossomed Picture

A gift for my ex-girlfriend.

Based on the mayan creation myth recounted in the film the Fountain, of the first father who sacrificed his life so that the tree of life would burst from his entrails and nourish the world. However in my cursory research of mayan mythology since then I've found no reference to anything like this, so I suspect it was a fiction invented for the film. Still, I love the idea of it, and the basic concept of divine sacrifice so that the world can be is consistent with the overarching themes of mesoamerican native religion.
Drawing the various flowers was very fun and instructive, and as ever I love the step-fret motif that borders the drawing in the background.

ballpoints, archival ink, indian ink & felt-tip colours.
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