The Scourge is an original silverpoint drawing by Richard A. Kirk. 2020, 8" x 5.5" on archival, plate finish art board. It was inspired a character in Clive Barker's novel Weaveworld. Silver point is a technique of drawing with silver wire on a prepared ground. Over time, the silver tarnishes, taking on a smoky hue. This technique has been used since the Renaissance and was a favorite of Albrecht Durer.