This is a matted giclee archval art print of my original artwork "The Escape"
ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER
This artwork is inspired by the old Irish tale of the daughter of the High King. She was a beautiful woman but of free spirit and no man could court her. Her father the King decided that at the next Beltaine, that the first man who could catch her (as she was well-known for being an excellent runner) would be her husband. The daughter went to a wise woman and asked for a potion to make her as fleet as a hare. However, the wise woman was either getting deaf in the ear, or was a trickster, for when the girl drank the potion before the race, she turned into a hare. She was then chased by her father’s greyhounds, and being terrified, she ran into the woods, where she was caught in a trap. A huntsman came to check his snares and instead of a meal, he found the princess. The King was true his word, and he married them; the huntsman being handsome, the princess found that being married to him was not so bad a thing.
In this new version I am trying to emphasize the sexual undertones to the original story, with the lily appearing to both symbolize innocence and chastity as per tradition, however, in other cultures the lily represents sexuality. Itook some liberties with the lily and made it a kind of stylized hybrid between a lily and an anthurium, which has a very interesting shape!
The vines in this image are also symbolic to the Celts and is a theme used in their artworks. The meaning is connection and eternity. Vines also often grow in a shape of a spiral, which, to the Celt represents growth, renewal, energy, life etc.
ABOUT THE PRINT
* The art up for sale is a signed 8 x 10" giclee fine art print with an 11 x 14" matte. This print will fit into a standard 11 x 14 " frame. The artwork is signed by the artist (me). You may choose whether you would prefer a black or an off-white/ivory matte. Please specify with your order.
Giclee (pronounced Gee'clay) is a French term for an archival art print of museum-quality reproduction. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting and is printed on acid-free fine art paper. Because it's of archival quality, the colors will not fade over time.
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Shipping Timelines and Guidelines.
With the purchase of an original artwork, I ship within three business days unless otherwise specified. With custom "on-demand" prints, it *MAY* take up to 7-10 business days (M-F) before the print is shipped, depending on if I have the print already made in stock or if it needs to be made and if there are already other orders in the queue. If the print is already in stock, then shipping is usually within 48 hours. But with every order I will keep the buyer informed of when their shipment will be ready.
I will make every effort to insure that your artwork is packaged correctly and safely for posting; however, I do not take responsibility for items lost or damaged by the post office. If you would like to purchase insurance, let me know and this can be arranged for additional shipping cost.
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Each artwork represented is a unique one of a kind original. Every effort has been made to accurately represent each available work. Sometimes there is a reasonable range of color variance to be expected from computer monitor to monitor.
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