Dark Artworks inspired by Mythical Creatures and the Forces of Nature

Sphinx and Serpent

Three elements known from ancient myths and legends:
serpents, Poison Ivy vines and the wise and merciless Sphinx.

Pencils on paper

28 x 36 cm

Snake and Thistle (Ouroboros)

An Ouroboros is an ancient symbol
depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail
and a sign of life, death and rebirth.
The thistle and snake represent the worlds of flora and fauna.
Pencils on paper

28 x 36 cm

Amphisbaena and Datura

Flora and Fauna, venom and poison:
Amphisbaena is the venomous snake with two heads -one in each end.
In Greek mythology, it was created from the blood of Medusa when her head dripped on the Libyan Desert.
Here, one of the snake heads bites the Datura flower -also known as the Devil’s Trumpet,
which is one of the most poisonous plants in the world and known to cause madness and death.

Pencils on paper

28 x 36 cm


Various cultures have myths about monstrous horses:
Helhesten from Norse Mythology was among my inspirations for this piece.
Helhest is a three-legged horse associated with Hel, the goddess of the underworld.
A symbol of death and illness.

Pencils on paper
28 x 36 cm

Black Milk

The capricious nature of the goat has associations to Pan, the god of the wild in Greek mythology,
and the Devil in more recent myths and religions.
Here he bears lively poppies in full bloom,
and black milk, the symbol of eternal sleep.

Pencils on paper

28 x 36 cm


“Once he hears to his heart’s content, sails on, a wiser man.”
A symbol for the sinful temptation embodied by women
throughout Greek Mythology and Christian art,
sirens were dangerous beings luring sailors to their deaths
with their seductive voices
Pencils on paper

36 x 20 cm


The mythical creature described as a sea serpent
and an embodiment of chaos.

Pencils on paper

28 x 36 cm