Petr Hyldebrant




Title: Locust
Year: 2021
Size: 230 X 176 cm
Technique: acrylic on the board

Shaman, witcher, spiritually very powerful man. Everyone sometimes dreams of great power. To by master of the world, of destiny.
He has a large knife in his right hand. He sacrificed a piece of his flesh to summon a swarm of locusts.
Here are the ancient scales. Pound of flesh. This is a reference to the Merchant of Venice from Shakespeare.
These hand-marks signify 5 major species extinctions in the history of the planet. The red one represents the time we are right now. Maybe the sixth extinction.
The whole is also a metaphor for coronavirus and plague.