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Starvation Moon

By ursulav
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This is a piece from the beginning of the year that I'm only now getting around to uploading.

Someone told me that deer starving in winter was a total myth. It made me angry. When I am angry, I return to my more gothic roots.

6 x 18, mixed media. Prints available: www.redwombatstudio.com/wpg2?g...
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© 2013 - 2020 ursulav
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xXCOYOTEXx's avatar
So I read this several times and, if you'll allow me, I'd like to give my interpretation of the words.

Under the last moon of Winter: Until the end of time

We starved: We suffered

The hunger hollowed out our bones: The suffering left us feeling empty

We ate our dead: We tried to reconcile the past and the things we've done/had done to us

And found them still hungry inside us: and found that we could not. And those things will be with us forever.
ThisOneisHaku's avatar
I am not so eloquent, but I like this very much. 
Scrawling-Chaos's avatar
The choice of words actually reminds me of wendigo myths I've heard before, which i think in some cases have a connection to deer. In any case this is terrifically spooky and intense.  
DisplacedSoutherner's avatar
Hey, I thought of the Wendigo too!
GideonKalveJarvis's avatar
Dang...hardcore.  I am so very much using imagery like this in the next story I write.
MajorDbag's avatar
Is it wrong if seeing this put a big grin on my face and made me say "That's Metal!"? Headbang! 
MoogleDust's avatar
It's dark, but beautifully powerful.
It impresses and depresses me all at once.
Remarkable work.
ShineNotBurn's avatar
Was thinking the same thing
nienor's avatar
So fricking creepy!
TorpidMarauder's avatar
These gothic roots of yours look pretty damn amazing. And sound pretty damn amazing.

Can you give us a little more angry art, please?
RandomDigits123's avatar
So chilling, and beautiful!
Vanshira's avatar
...those words need to find themselves a story worthy of them.

...and that is a persuasive argument for putting hunting season at the end of autumn...it's better than starving. (Plus there's that much more food left for the deer that aren't killed by hunters.)
Nimras's avatar
I can't believe that people can pay that little attention. Of course the deer go hungry come winter -- too many deer, too little food. What to people think happen, manna from heaven? 

That rant over, this piece is perfect. 
aseariel's avatar
Ohgoodness, that is a striking image/text combo. :o
kashuarashi's avatar
...blatant and utter stupidity and the inability to grasp basic reality results in awesome artwork... I think you just found the purpose of utter morons.

...that said, I could still do without the utter morons. :|
freerangepenguin's avatar
Powerful image, powerful words.  Wow.  Wow wow wow...
Valkyrie69's avatar
So very awesome!
BrittaM's avatar
Deer don't starve in the winter, they can just stop in McDonald's right? Don't they have grocery stores?

thedragonlady's avatar
This would be perfect as a bookmark. :)
fainting-goat's avatar
That is the most haunting thing I've seen in a while.
Paladin343's avatar
Wait wait someone told you it was a MYTH? Ffffffffffscrew that. ...But hey, you made good art out of it.
Servitor2152's avatar
Deliciously creepy.
SeeSamSketch's avatar
This is really haunting and great!
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