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I find this image really powerful. My first thought when I look at it, is how much the image reminds me of a song by Emily Portman called 'Hide'.
In the song a proud woman refuses to submit to her husband and he decides to teach her a lesson. He kills his old mare and, knowing that the neighbours might have something to say if they see him beat his wife, he takes the skin and wraps his wife in it. He beats her so badly that he kills her and he leaves her body. After he has gone, life begins to return and she forms a new creature, blending with the skin of the horse. Her husband hears hooves thundering on the ground coming towards the house. She has turned into a 'night mare'.

It makes me think of of those 'nightmares' which come to haunt us and how sometimes they represent the reaping of something we have sown.
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