13"x19" Digital and Traditional. Amanda Zito. 2016.
9"x12". Traditional Ink & Digital. 2015
Dressed in a traditional Chinese gown and a customized headdress in place of her crown (minus her veil of course). The two gold disks at either side of her head are embossed to look like the moon, along with the many rubies embedded in the other hair pieces. I imagine that she would be very fond of rubies and red embroidery, because of their similarity to blood. Her earrings also resemble that of hanging corpses; the ruby being the severed head, the main part being the torso, and the two dangling gold pieces the hands.
Separate the Sheep from the Zlatorog
The Zlatorog, or the Goldenhorn is a legend from Slovenia about a white chamois (goat) buck with gold horns. In the myth that surrounds it, when it is wounded, flowers grow from it's blood that heal any ailment. It's horns are also said to be the key to a great treasure hidden within the mountains around Mount Triglav.
I took a little creative licence with the portrayal.
My Lady Sedna
17"x22" Digital. Amanda Zito. 2014.
Sedna is the goddess of the sea and marine animals in Inuit mythology. There are many versions of her creation myth, however most of them end with her father throwing her into the sea and cutting off her fingers. Her fingers become the seals, walruses, whales and other creatures of the ocean. Sedna then becomes a mighty sea goddess and ruler of the Inuit underworld.