In 2010 I drew, "Out of Darkness." dry pastel and prismacolor pencil on cougar 22.5x33 paper.
After Angoline’s death from her lover that went mad, she awoke, and not in a place she thought she would. The darkness. She wasn’t a bad person and new she didn’t belong here, somehow there was a mistake.
Lost from her last moments alive and spending countless years roaming in the cold dark while defending herself against other souls that were stripped of their flesh to bare only their muscles, Death approached her. He wasn't what she expected, he was a handsome well fit and groomed man. But when he grabbed her and said she was his property she fought to get away from him and immediately his face and body became a hideous nightmare. From horror she froze and he took her as his property, making her his leading wife amongst all the others. She was the only one to still have her flesh. He told her she was a gift to him from the gods and that’s why her soul was still whole, not like the stripped souls there. Now knowing her fate, but not knowing why she received this curse, Angoline knew what happened to women like her in these situations. So it was time to escape, but she didn’t know how to when she was literally dead.