Day of the Ancestors

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Day of the Ancestors

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Designer Gouache, Ink, Pencil Crayon

  • Height: 29 centimetres
  • Width: 38 centimetres

This image is a response to the Mexican 'Day of the Dead' and to customs all over the world that celebrate their ancestors when sending loved ancestors off to their next journey with a celebration of their life. In the UK death is a taboo and not talked about.

This painting is an attempt to reignite the forgotten ancient culture of Albion (England). The symbols in the background are from rock art (petroglyphs) three to seven thousand years old and some much older.

I painted dots within the original image as to illustrated early creativity, using sticks and organic natural colour to decorate and create. The Aborigine people of Australia use brightly painted dots and indigenous symbolism within their Dreamtime paintings and rock art. So even though this painting is a homage to different cultures, the symbolism and archetype of death and rebirth are indigenes to these lands.

I personally think that in Albion we had similar cultural and shamanic reverence for the dead and our ancestral knowledge was often passed down verbally.

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Jacqueline Durban 21 Aug, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Such a striking design and the colours are wonderful. I love contemplating our ancestors when I drink from it too. We have sis of these mugs in different designs and love them all. The mugs are a good size and, unlike many mugs, have nice big handles that don't hurt your fingers. Wonderful. Thank you.

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Jacqueline Durban 21 Aug, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Just lovely. I have the shamanic bee print too and the reproduction quality of the image on this mug is excellent. The only downside is that it causes bickering between me and my husband over who will use it each day! The mugs are lovely too; a good size and the handles are comfortably large. Thank you.

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Lorna Campbell 25 Jul, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Am over the Moon with the quality and artwork on this mug. Thanks Pete for your excellence <3

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Jacqueline Durban 21 Aug, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This print is absolutely gorgeous! The paper is excellent quality and the image itself is not only beautiful but also fascinating. I could stare at it for hours! I can't say enough about how much I love this. Thank you!

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