Selfie Demon (1)

  • Year2020
  • Dimensions
    Frame: 21cm x 16cm x 1.2cm / 8.3" x 6.3" x .5"
    Embossed panel: 14.3cm x 9.3cm / 5.6" x 3.6"
  • MediaEmbossed pewter
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I love looking at old woodcuts and engravings of demons, devils and those horned punishers awaiting sinners in hell. My favourites are those with extra faces over their nether regions – these extra faces (with sometimes even more grotesque features than their regular faces) were intended to symbolise the sin of lust and wanton sexual temptation, and reveal the true face of evil. 

I was wondering….if these double-faced demons took selfies, which of their faces would they shoot? And thus was born a series of selfie demons, taking ‘hellfies’ for Hellstagram.

This goat-headed demon has an ass that could break the internet. The banner says “Da mihi basia mille” which is Latin for “Kiss me with a thousand kisses” and this is a hellfie for goat-demon’s tinder profile. Polished and set in a bevelled black wooden frame.