The Hungry Ghost
The Hungry Ghost is a series of fantastical narrative portraits which explore myth, legend, ritual and fabled beings that humanity has created throughout centuries to help explain our world. Creation, death, ritual, anthropomorphism and the spirit world are common themes in mythological and religious allegory. “The Hungry Ghost” after which the series is named, refers to a metaphorical character that inhabits a type of purgatory in Tibetan Buddhism. The ghost is said to have a bloated stomach and a neck too thin to pass food, resulting in constant hunger and desire.