Frog-Cow Monster in Matthew Sawyer’s Pazuzu TrilogyApril 20, 2010
The monster materializing when David performs a miracle for his mother is yet another creature I sketched in college. I did an oil painting of that monster while still in school. The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater has the artwork in their vaults somewhere. I think the vault was behind the Crossman Gallery. It may still be. Although, I took a picture.
Below is the sketch of the creature I called a “Domovoy,” a Slavic household spirit. Upon christening the monster, I gave no thought to the perversion of spirit’s benevolent concept.
Here is the oil painting I left behind after graduation from college. The creature found new life in my “Pazuzu” Trilogy (sans udder).
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