Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I saw a great interview by this author Gabor Mate about his book "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts". It's about addiciton, behavior, childhood development, politics, a lot of stuff. He says the title comes from a Buddhist concept of different realms of being, one of which is the "Hungry Ghost Realm".
In the interview he says "people in it are depicted with large empty bellies, small mouths and scrawny thin necks, they can never get enough satisfaction, they can never fill their bellies, they're always hungry, always empty. Always seeking it from the outside" Kind of a haunting image i felt compelled to draw.

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

Hello Dan! This is a completely rad sketch. I actually have a blog called and it's about a similar idea (although I have a long ways to go before I actually transform from a hungry ghost to an enlightened person!)
anyhow, a google image search for the term brought up this image and just a few minutes ago I incorporated it into my blog as the header image. I've included a link to your blog in the description and made sure not to crop your signature out of the image.I just wanted to check to see if this was alright. If not please contact me and I will remove it ASAP.
Keep up your amazing sketches (: