the Art of Dug Stanat
Koshchei: I Am A Long Way From Death
©2017 Dug Stanat
62 x 21 x 22 cm (25 x 8 x 9 inches)
mixed media and acrylic

This classic Slavic fairy tale villain was not only bad in the brain, he was a bit wacky up there, too. Depicted is Koshchei gathering his resolve, the moment just before he commits to placing his soul in the tip of a needle, shoving that needle into an egg, stuffing that egg in a duck, cramming that duck into a hare, locking that hare in a box, and burying that box under an Oak on an Isle that comes and goes with the tide...yeah, the original horcrux.