The Language of Sacrifice

Creator

Ashley Hannan

Title

The Language of Sacrifice

Date

2020

Medium

Acrylic on canvas

Description

A distorted body standing on a gray grid-like ground with a horizon in hues of yellows melting into dark blues depicting a sunset. A large head is bowing atop small spidery legs, and being held by a hand covering its face. The head wears a crown of dandelions with sweat and tears dripping. The oversized left hand extends outwards with streams of blood sprouting from its fingertips into a golden cracked chalice on the ground. The chalice is overflowing with dark blood flowing into a hole on the ground. In the pool of blood around the chalice is a white rose lying. In the distance is a tree, split in the middle and on fire with smoke billowing into puffs above. Bees circle around the head in the air.

Citation

Ashley Hannan, “The Language of Sacrifice,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed May 29, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/699.