vita carnium sanitas cordis putredo ossuum invidia
Soundness of heart is the life of the flesh: but envy is the rottenness of the bones. Book of Proverbs, 14:30 Latin Vulgate Bible
This is a series I did a few months back for a Gallery Burlesque group show. Each illustration uses a mixture of vintage advertising, Victorian etchings, scrap fabric and other images from my horde. Each also has an extract from the bible in Latin, with the reference numbers (but not which book). I was bought up Catholic, and whilst I no longer practice, I am still fascinated by religious iconography and ritual.