This was the first of 3 panels in my year 12 majour Artwork. It's a depiction of faeries from Ancient, Tribal and Oceanic Cultures. I'll try my best to give a (brief) description of each: -Bottom Left (Green Girl): Gello, an Ardat-lili demon from Lesbos in Ancient Greece. She died before she married and bore children, so to compensate stole others' babies. Putting them to her breast drained the life from them, turning them into Ardat-Lili as well.
-Top Left (Bird-Man): MakeMake of Easter Island. After the initial collapse of their civilization, the Rapa Nui looked to the skies for new hope and found MakeMake. He identifies with other 'bird-men' like the Tengu of Japan.
-Central Faces (beneath the wing): Immortality seekers from different cultures. They spent their entire lives striving to attain life after death. Death, and the fear of it, made up the very basis of their cultures.
-3 flying skeletons: Malkie (living dead) spirits from Ancient Peru. They played pipes, flutes and drums at the Dance of the Dead alongside Humans and Warriors alike.
-Bottom right (3 figures): Kamayura Undead. A powerful Kamayura Shaman tried to bring his dead people back to life by carving wooden effigies of them, with agoutis and toads singing the life back into them. By the 3rd day they were flesh above the waist. Life in Death, the Living Dead: these were the ancient and first form of faeries.