"'The King Has Donkey Ears!'"
2016, Acrylic Ink on Illustration Board
I chose to illustrate this obscure fairy tale in which a king has donkey ears that he hides under his hat. His barber is the only soul who knows his secret, and is forbidden to tell on pain of death.To get rid of the temptation to tell the secret, the barber whispers it into a hole. But reeds grow up from the hole and a flute is made from the reeds that will only whisper "The king has donkey ears," when the flute player holds a concert before the king.