noli esse in conviviis potatorum nec in comesationibus eorum qui carnes ad vescendum conferunt Be not in the feasts of great drinkers, nor in their revellings, who contribute flesh to eat
Book of Proverbs, 23:20
Latin Vulgate Bible
This is a series I did a few months back for a Gallery Burlesque group show. Each illustration uses a mixture of vintage advertising, Victorian etchings, scrap fabric and other images from my horde. Each also has an extract from the bible in Latin, with the reference numbers (but not which book). I was bought up Catholic, and whilst I no longer practice, I am still fascinated by religious iconography and ritual.