illustration by Daniel Mitsui
Daniel Mitsui, a freelance illustrator in Chicago, has displayed on his blog a beautifully detailed illustration based on the crucifixion of Christ. The illustration includes "four small figures which represent the elements" including one figure holding an unburning salamander. Not surprising as salamanders throughout history have often been used to symbolize the element of fire. The background detail is astonishing with many, varied images including skulls, frogs, planaria and crabs that enhance the larger images of the crucifixion.