Damnatio ad Bestias (in progress)

Damnatio ad Bestias (in progress)

This piece explores the ideas of impulses and impulsive behavior. It will include themes of mercy, self-destruction, redemption, shame, psychology, religion, ritual and lust. I wanted to convey a character who was like a gladiator entering an arena to confront a beast only to realize he was both the lion and the gladiator. The beast eating him was part of himself and by vanquishing it he was destroying part of himself. This piece is meant to show the tender struggle that exists in this relationship between the warrior and his beast.

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