‘Votive Hand’ by Førtifem
Title: ‘Votive Hand’
Medium: Black ink on white 180gsm paper
Dimensions: 11.7″ x 8.3″
Year of Creation: 2020
Artwork Will Ship From: France
About the Artwork:
“Through your life, as time is inexorably moving on, always remember the Promise you made to nature and to the world.”
This piece is half a Vanitas, half an Ex-Voto, inspired by the hands of Sabazius.
These are relic from a mysterious cult honoring a deity of Nature and Fertility worshipped in ancient Greece in the first century of our era, and covered with symbols believed to hold healing and protecting powers. – Førtifem
About the Artist:
Adrien Havet and Jesse Daubertes both started their career as graphic designers before to dedicate themselves to their love for illustration under the name Førtifem.
Keen on Metal music, they’ve been working with this industry since their first projects in 2012, collaborating with bands such as Rammstein, Queens of the Stone Age, Slipknot or Gojira, but also venturing in other universes, such as publishing, advertising or fashion.
Drawing with four hands, from their union emerged a style between ancient engravings and modern tattoo culture. Gig posters lovers, they’ve exhibited in many music festivals as well as in exhibition spaces around France, Europe and Asia.