Two weeks ago I went to see the Mesopotamia Exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
I was alone, without kids and no one was rushing me through – so I could draw as long as I wanted.
What fascinates me the most when browsing the artifacts from ancient times is all
the creatures that people used to worship. For example, this (see my little sketch below) is Mishhushshu – a mythological hybrid creature with eagle talons, feline forelegs and a snake’s head.
His images were very common in the ancient Babylon and I like to think of him as a protective dragon.
Inspired by all these hybrids I’ve decided to create my own protective creatures.
They will guard my sleep and especially the door to my dreams.
They will never rest and they will never sleep, they will be always on guard.
This is exactly what I carved in Hebrew on one of the wings.