Krisztianna (who goes as just “Krisztianna,” from what I can tell. You know, like “Cher”) is an elusive artistic spirit that channels a host of mythological creatures through her pens, pencils, paint and more. In amongst her illustrations of mermaids, satyrs and unicorns I found these fantastic sugar skull style Muertitas, which seemed appropriate to share as we approach Halloween. The first four below make up a set that represents the seasons – spring, summer, fall and winter.
For Krisztianna, these pieces explore concepts that are familiar to us here at Plant Propaganda: birth, death and the cyclical nature of life. They also remind me about all the feminine qualities we tend to attribute to nature – she is called Mother nature, after all – and that, even so, we don’t think of plants themselves as mothers. But they are! And sisters, too. And even if these relationships are less developed than in Homo sapiens, new research has shown that plants are, in fact, capable of recognizing their relatives and sharing resources (which, for some of us, might actually be a more developed relationship after all!).
Art and concept © Krisztianna
Photos © Chris Rigg
If you’d like a super affordable print of one of these bad mommas, head on over to Society 6.