Watcher in the Wood
Watcher in the Wood. Rising out of the earth dryads answer the call of the piper.
Watcher in the Wood, oil on wood, 72 inches by 36 inches, 2018. Original painting available from Saatchi Art It is rumored by aged locals of Asini, that in the lonely hills behind the village of Asini and the citadel of Ancient Asini / Kastraki, dryad, and daemon, spirits do appear.
In shaded groves, protected from the heat of the mid–day sun these spirits perform their sacred dances. It is rumored by many that these spirits are manifestations of those long–ago casualties of Anisi that perished beneath the walls of Troy. The ruins of the ancient Asini are near the village, on top of a rugged cape. It provides evidence of the power and splendor of Asini’s kingdom in the time of the Trojan War. Remains of prehistoric settlements and parts of ancient city walls can be seen there; excavations also revealed Mycenaean Tholos tombs.
Calling up Anima Spirits