Cactus Gallery LA
MANDRAKE by artist Carisa Swenson
Said to spring from the ground below that of a hanged man, the Mandrake root is known for its distinctive human-like shape and ear-piercing scream when pulled from the ground (which is capable of killing the unfortunate soul gathering it). While
folklore states a Mandrake should be bathed in milk or wine and wrapped in silk to keep it satisfied, these are more low-maintenance and just appreciate some stimulating conversation and cake every now and then.
Epoxy clay, paper, glass eyes, Spanish moss, acrylics, armature wire
18" tall (tip of tallest leaf to bottom of “foot”) 9" wide
Note: Leaves are very delicate