Hannibal displaces Will’s remaining shreds of guilt during their new life together - applying psychic driving in his thirst to reveal Will’s full capacity for ruthlessness.
Hypnotic flashes strobe behind a cascade of psilocybin mushrooms, a golden fanfare of hallucinogenic Scopolamine - Angel’s Trumpets, street name: Devil’s Breath, morph into their molecular structures as Will Graham willingly sinks into Dr Lecter’s gluttonous, decadent, devouring of his guilt.
Hannibal, dressed for dinner in his Angel Trumpet tie, reflects in the glaze of Will’s dilated pupils as he gradually becomes immersed. They discuss the rationality of the mind and the pros of ignorance via Thomas Gray’s poem.
The shame-free consumption of Orlotans, within the decidedly uncovered and vine-leaved head of Will Graham is illuminated by a red candle - signifying the power of the flesh - above the indulgence of golden honey, wine, and the ‘birds and the bees’.
The tragedy Will mentions becomes the Ancient Grecian festival of Dionysus: the perfect representation of hedonism and pursuit of pleasure. They transform into debauched satyrs as Will is lead by Hannibal to (Botticelli’s version of) Dante Alighieri and his Inferno.
Il percorso per il Paradiso comincia dall’Inferno - The path to Paradise begins in Hell.
For the Ravage Anthology
I've drawn something every day for a seemingly endless amount of years - you'd think it would be less of a struggle!!!!
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.