2016, Oil on Italian Linen, 100 x 120cm
Calleen Art Prize 2017, Finalist
From biblical references and old seals from the Indus Valley Civilization, to the natural history accounts by ancient Greeks writers, every culture seems to have believed in this mythical creature. Or at least wanted to believe.
And while explanations of its origins may be rather more prosaic, such as an extinct variation of the rhinoceros or a single horned goat, it is comforting to know that this creature is still amongst us.
Albeit only until it melts.