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Deirdre and Naoise. One of the most tragic stories in Irish mythology. Like Helen of Troy, beautiful Deirdre unintentionally spawned a war between powerful men. She loved a warrior and huntsman named Naoise, who was betrayed and killed along with his faithful brothers. Forced to marry a king whom she didn't love, Deirdre threw herself from a chariot and ended her life. The lovers were buried side-by-side. Two trees grew from their graves and intertwined themselves into one.

Wen-Xi Chen is a digital illustrator based in Shanghai, China. Wen- Xi Chen paints tragedies in the dead of night to the sweet sound of Opeth and currently spends her daylight hours working as creative manager in a Shanghai based… Continue Reading →