Sunday, 22 June 2008

Bes

Bes

An aunty lent me a guide book while I was on holiday, and the first thing that sparked my imagination was a description of a North African deity Bes, whom the island of Ibiza was originally named after. He was described as being a dwarf with bulging eyes, legs apart, a protruding tongue, a bush tail and often wearing a feather headdress. It's said that his loud singing would scare off evil spirits. Here's my depiction of him. I want to make him out of clay, standing about 8" tall.

2 comments:

Bill of Ballaugh said...

Go for it Steph. Stick it in your front garden when you've finished it. It'll scare the pants of the natives as they emerge from the Harbour View.

Yellow said...

Yeah, and the kids that drive past with their boom boxes would spontaneously combust. Good idea.

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