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Stones and Crows



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  • Handmade
  • Dispatches from a small business in

    United Kingdom

  • Materials: Cup, Designer Gouache, Ink, Giclée

  • Height: 39 centimetres
  • Width: 28 centimetres

I like to treat each painting as a journey and the symbolism appears like magic, it just flows without sketching. My only plan was to have two crows in the painting. The burial mound or ancient shamanic chamber in the distance, appeared by accident then the stones all with symbolism, at one point the covered over in layers like history hides the past.
Within this are symbols from nature to DNA and the ancient Petroglyphs from Albion (England). The magical spirals symbolise, to ascend or descend, life and rebirth. The ancient Celts used the spiral within their art as they knew the power, magic and intent of symbolism and pattern.
Each one of my painting is created in layers, using inks and gouache, to illustrate the hidden and the visible within depth of myth and legend. So some of the detail is lost a bit like history, but it’s still there if you look deep enough.
This myth is set on a late evening sunset of a November evening. With nine standing stones connected to the mound or a chamber for rites of passage and connection to the earth. A crow is the observer of the story that unfolds, whilst the crow circling relays the vision of transformation
I won’t say more about this image as maybe your creativity could unfold a journey, a stepping stone to your own epic myth or rite of passage. Not the myth or narrative programmed by TV, the news or government, but your story with imagination and magic. With loss of identity, divide and conquer we often fail to realise a path deep within, each and every one of us. I like the psychology of Carl Young and the philosophy of Joseph Campbell regarding archetypes, rites of passage and the hero’s journey. With loss of rites of passage, many still seek the hero’s journey but not consciously as we would in ancient times
This is the 10th painting from The Ancestors Awakening collection following on from the Morrigan, a crow sitting in a tree at 3am and the crescent moon

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92 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Jason Heppenstall 04 Jan, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful artwork delivered quickly. All expectations met or exceeded.

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Katherine 08 Oct, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning work. Excellent quality paper. Prompt delivery artist seller very nice.

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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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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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