The Winter solstice: The Sun is caught by the wolf to be reborn
“The night is dark and full of terrors” may be a quote from a fantasy show but it echoes deeply with the Baltic mythology. The night is a magical and powerful but terrifying time when witches and wizards have more power, and various sorts of critters come scurrying out from the deep…
“There’s a lot we don’t know about the past. What I try to do is push the veil of time and the unknown aside and create visions that help the modern viewer to experience the rituals of the past themselves.
“Pekle” is the name of the Latvian underworld and I submerge down into the earth, in the archaeological heritage of Latvian culture, but view it from a different, very personal point. I’m also not afraid to use black and paint the darker side of the folklore – the stranger, chaotic and primal beings that are part of the harmonic Latvian mythology.
In my illustration work, I combine digital and traditional tools to bring the modern and the ancient mythological ages together.”