The sinuous inks of Russian artist and illustrator Maria Surkova portray wise women accompanied by mythical, sometimes grotesque animal familiars. No matter how disgusting these zombie elk, fish and wolves may seem, they guard their human allies ferociously. Maria’s women, in turn, appear to be a part of nature and the cycle of death and rebirth, carrying an ancient strength in their eyes. They are not afraid - they tame wild horses effortlessly, take care of wounded predators, and live alongside their animal companions in peace.
Keep up with Maria on her Behance account