I started on a little mandrake as a demo piece, not sure when I’ll have the chance to finish him but I think he’s adorable.

this one is from a herbal. it was beleived that the mandrake would only grow beneath a gallows tree, because it’s seed was the ejaculate of a hanged man. The plant was believed to cry when uprooted, and the cry was deadly to the first creature to hear it, so the herbal reccomend tying a dog to the plant before retiing to a safe distance and calling the dog – so in other words that’s an imminently dead dog.

~ by opusanglicanum on November 23, 2022.

2 Responses to “mandrake”

  1. Not happy at being uprooted. I love it.

  2. Poor dog! Although the mandrake doesn’t look a happy chappie, either!

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