I am busy illustrating the last book of the Bible, a treasury of inspiration for artists!

the black horse

Rev 6:1-8 The four horses and their riders symbolise the stages of war. The black horse brings famine. Its rider holds up the scales after the onslaught. A handful of barley for a day’s wages doesn’t make a meal for a family. The balance hangs uneven. The poor man suffers, the rich man may actually make a profit.