Hungry Ghosts Feasting on Feces 9/16/09
Hungry Ghosts Feasting on Feces 2009
Charcoal Pencil and Watercolor
The Hungry Ghosts, in 12th century Japanese Scroll Paintings, never able to quench their hunger, were often depicted eating shit, trash, corpses, and other distasteful treats.
After yesterday's post showing more portrait like studies of the Hungry Ghosts I knew I needed to place them in an environment. Here the greedy ghosts are eating, or trying to eat, shit - illustrating the truly disgusting nature of greed and unchecked desire.