"Mortuous Through Wilderness" is an illustration by Marald Van Haasteren. Originally used as the cover of "Through Wilderness" the incredible album by Mortuous.
“The main inspiration/theme was the suggestion of Colin (guitar/vocals of Mortuous) to view the wilderness as ones mind & go for a more hallucinating/fever dream like image. The main figure is based on the "headless screaming" lyrics. I wanted to portray a figure trying to escape its world/mind, trying to fly away. A figure so desperate & in conflict with its mind that it beheaded itself to escape it, only to have the head conjoined with its roots & still growing out new entangled roots/trunks. I gave it wings to create a dramatic flow, movement but also to portray them as the main pathways that are "genetically" a mess/entangled & force every new trunk/idea to bend to their way & create even more chaos. Behind the figure is a second wilderness: a maze/labyrinth but this one is structured, constructed, forces you to follow a path to no where, e.g. society.”
The print is available in 2 different sizes.
Museum quality Giclee Print.
Dimensions: 24" X 12.863" (medium) and 36" X 19.057" (large)
Stock: Fine Line, Coarse Watercolor, 315 GSM
Poster tube included with each order.