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Day of the Ancestors

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  • Handmade
  • Dispatches from a small business in

    United Kingdom

  • 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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Fiona Clark 26 Apr, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

It was a difficult job choosing which print I wanted as they are all so beautiful ! Delighted with Betwixt and Between, just love it, and I'll be back for the Bee print at some point plus a set of cards. Thank you so much Peter.

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Hellis 04 Dec, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This is an amazing print, so full of detail and colour without being overwhelming. It's printed on cartridge paper and so won't crease. I also like the unbleached tone of the paper. This will be a real feature on my wall once framed.

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Ravenna Raynie Dagger 20 Apr, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Love love love ... fast postage Artwork is amazing and they are great sized stickers:)

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