Friday, March 1, 2013

The Barrow Wight

The Barrow Wight
red pencil and white chalk on toned paper, 11" x 14"
©Matthew Stewart

"Cold be hand and heart and bone,
and cold be sleep under stone:
never more to wake on stony bed,
never, till the Suns fails and the Moon is dead.
In the black wind the stars shall die,
and still on gold here let them lie,
till the dark lord lifts his hand
over dead sea and withered land."

J.R.R. Tolkien, 
Fog on the Barrow-Downs, The Fellowship of the Ring