Mythjqal Creatjre


United States

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Size: 36 H x 30 W x 1.5 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic, Paint, Paper, Pencil and Ink on Canvas and Paper.

The Unicorn is an enigma, passing through this world on her way to another. Is she real? - or simply a myth, as no doubt you've been told. It is for you to decide.

This image was inspired by my real life unicorn, a Gypsy Vanner horse named Chroicoragh (see westceltgypsy.com for pictures). The canvas was prepared by using wheat paste to collage pages from a Chinese dictionary onto the surface of the canvas before painting. The misspelling of the title is due to the limited number of letter pages, and limited characters of the English alphabet. The design continues over the edges, where the title graces the long sides, and the top and bottom edges each hold their own secret message.

I chose to paint over collaged paper due to it giving a smoother surface on which to paint; and because of the visual interest the text creates in the image. I wanted the text to show through to give the feeling of the unicorn being only partially present, not quite solid in our world or hers, like a mirage. This adds to the mystique of the idea of the creature being a "myth," but the fact that the unicorn is an image that is tangible in our world (the painting itself), is it still a myth?

More than anything, the viewer should feel free to wonder, imagine, and draw his or her own meaning and connection to the image.

Keywords: Pattern, Blue, Unicorn, Chinese, Mythical, Collage, Colorful, Coral, Damask, Fantasy, Horses, Mythology

Subjects: Fantasy

Styles: Modern, Pop Art, Surrealism, Fine Art, Illustration

Mediums: Acrylic, Paint, Paper, Pencil, Ink

Materials: Canvas, Paper

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