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The Anglo-Saxon Devours Himself

In his greed, the Anlo-Saxon does not notice the vast resources of the American West dwindle and buckle under the weight of his unquenchable demand. As he presses against the edge of a once bountiful continent, it is only now that he finally comes to terms with the consequences of his actions.

 

This illustration is part of a two-part series focusing on “The Anglo-Saxon” as a singular character. It is based on the Greek story of Erysichthon of Thessaly who, after destroying a sacred forest, was cursed with a hunger so severe that he eventually devoured himself.