"Sirin" 79.5cm x 49.5cm
Sirin a mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird. According to myth, the Sirins lived "in Indian lands" near Eden. Sirins sing beautiful songs to the saints, foretelling future joys, but for mortals the birds are dangerous. Men who hear them will forget everything on earth, follow them, and ultimately die.