Boar God



August 2014

$120 – Available for purchase on Etsy

Pigs are often scorned in our society as mere slobbish meat-creatures; yet the boar is one of the fiercest game animals of the Northern hemisphere, and sacred to several deities. I received this nature-cleaned domestic animal (cow or horse?) scapula from another artist a few years ago, and used it as a canvas for an acrylic painting of a boar’s head; below it I attached a domestic boar tusk and a bit of secondhand boar hide, attached with artificial sinew. More sinew went into the braided loop from which this powerful totemic shrine may be hung.

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