Guest Art - Cat L - Guest Art - Cat L
Posted May 31, 2023 at 12:01 am

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Quake & Quiver

I love this traditional portrait of Goma by Cat L., and what I REALLY appreciated about it was this message they sent along with it explaining their choices: "... when I was looking for viney plants native to the [Pacific Northwest], clematis popped up, which was perfect (purple! flamboyant!) but seemed a bit odd for what I thought of as an ornamental cultivar. Turns out there are many types of clematis, only some of which are native to North America, some of which are aggressively invasive 😅. But I kept the big purple garden variety both for color purposes and because I thought it made for an interesting comparison, thinking about Goma and the orcs as literally invasive vs reading Sanctuary as something of a walled-garden escapee with a subsequently skewed and limited perspective on what it means to "be one with the land."

This is a really great interpretation of the story and characters, and I liked it so much I had to share. Such attention to detail! Go check out their work! Thank you, Cat!