Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Volo Bog
After learning more about bogs, I’ve become fascinated with them; carnivorous pitcher plants, wild orchids and, of course, the bog people of Scandinavia, many of which were victims of ancient ritual sacrifice, their bodies preserved for thousands of years due to the unique chemistry of peat bogs that prevent decay. I highly recommend, “The Bog People,” by P. V. Glob, if you’re interested in reading more on the subject. I plan to visit more bogs over time.
"The Volo Bog in February," 2012 Oil on canvas, 38 x 48