afognak island, most northern temperate rain forest.
Divine Insect, Extermination of Evil, author unknown, C12 Japanese paper scroll.
Extermination of Evil (辟邪絵 Hekija-E) is a set of five paintings depicting traditional Asian deities banishing evil. The paintings are collectively listed as a National Treasure of Japan and held at the Nara National Museum.
This is the English word I want to get tattooed on my wrist. It means “to keep breathing even though the water rises all around you.” English is such a mystical exotic language. They can fit so much meaning into so small a word.
Alfred Kubin, mythical animal 1905