Work in progress; an illustration for Daimonic Essence by Dana Varahi. Calamus, or Sweet Flag, based on the Greek myth of Kalamos and Karpos:
A story…about the love of two youths, Kalamos and Karpos. Karpos drowned in the Meander river while the two were competing in a swimming contest. In his grief, Kalamos allowed himself to drown also. He was then transformed into a water reed, whose rustling in the wind was interpreted as a sigh of lamentation.