Encounters with the Imaginary

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The Simurgh is a legendary creature from Persian folklore. It is said that she is so old that she has witnessed the destruction of the world three times. In the Book of Kings, she rescues Prince Zal who was abandoned by the king at the foot of her mountain.

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This illustration was done as one of the pieces for an anthology with Boneshaker Press. We have created a book exploring extraordinary creatures and spirits, as well as the processes behind their conception.  Check out the kickstarter here!