Friday, December 13, 2013

"Lamia" Monster Art Quilt

Lamia art quilt face detail

I'm working on a series of quilts inspired by the woodcut illustrations in Edward Topsell's 1607 book, Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes. I've put the whole quilt and the woodcut under the break because the Lamia is a beast with the legs of a bear and goat, the body of a dragon, and the face and breasts of a woman. So, you've been warned: quilty boobs.

"Lamia" Art quilt

And this is the woodcut:

The Lamia

I think she looks so sad.