“When I say forever,’ Koschei whispered, ‘I mean until the black death of the world. An Ivan means just the present moment, the flickering light of it, in a green field, his mouth on yours. He means the stretching of that moment. But forever isn’t bright; it isn’t like that. Forever is cold and hard and final.”
—Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless
Septagram, Septacle, Elven Star or Number 7
This corresponds to the spirit realm, which is why this symbol is associated with elves and fairies, as well as astrology.
Grail 2014 Nikol King.
I’ve been wanting to do a ‘vanitas’ style piece for awhile. Inspired by various objects around my house, I had a lot of fun doing the crystal and the smoke especially. Pen and Ink Digitally Colored.