Flaming Teeth
Flaming Teeth For Future Upcoming Show
(acrylic on panel 8 X 8)

Flaming Teeth comes from Fijian mythology. Flaming Teeth was a giant who was so large his teeth appeared as burning logs. The giant would torment villages day after day, eating people and reeking havoc. After so much burning and consuming of villagers a band of brave men from the village got together. They made a plan to surprise and ambush the giant by luring it under a giant rock and smashing its skull with it. They succeeded killing the giant but its teeth still were a flame. The villagers took the teeth back to the village and that was the first time man acquired the use of fire. Since the giant was so big I decided to depict it as just a menacing face in this mythological illustration.