Yara-ma-yha-who
Yara-ma-yha-who For Future Upcoming Show
(acrylic on panel 8 X 10.5)

The Yara-ma-yha-who comes from aboriginal folklore. This creature looks like a little red man with a very big head and large mouth with no teeth. On the ends of its hands and feet are suckers like octopus tentacles. It lives in fig trees and does not hunt for food. It waits until an unsuspecting traveler rests under the tree, then catches the victim and drains their blood using the suckers on its hands and feet making them weak. He later comes back and consumes the person and then takes a nap. When the Yara-ma-yha-who awakens it regurgitates the victim leaving him/her shorter than before. I decided to do this folklore illustration using some of the colors and patterns of actual aboriginal art with some modernization.