Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Sacrifices

Drawings done for a personal project about Religious Beliefs. Chickens, Sheep, Lambs and Goats were / are the most commonly used animals for Religious Sacrifices. 

I thought it was interesting that in one way you could think that as they are being killed, the animals are 'worthless' - although I also read that often in killing the animals, the humans sins were wiped away and they were given a clean slate, so in another way you could think that in believing that the animals are of the highest importance... it made me think of Jesus in Christianity dying for the peoples sins. Therefore I wanted to depict the animals in the elaborate headdresses and jewellery, reminiscent of an important religious deity. 



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