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The Leshy and the Firebird

A new piece that I've been keeping under wraps until quite recently- "The Leshy and the Firebird" or "Леший и Жар-птица". Based on slavic mythology, the painting depicts an autumn forest spirit willing a young firebird to life as it holds the ashen feather of one long past in its other hand. This painting has three characters. The leshy, or forest spirit- the newly risen firebird- and the forest itself; grand, ancient and unknowable. 

A close-up of the leshy and firebird in the painting foreground.

A close-up of the leshy and firebird in the painting foreground.