FLORAL FOLKLORE: UNICORN | 2022
5″ x 5″ image on 6″ x 6″ paper
Limited Edition: 30 (standard), 5 (gold embellished)
Series: “Floral Folklore,” combining mythical creatures from around the world with complimentary plants and florals.
Flowers: Sessile Oak Leaves/Acorns, Scottish Thistle, White Heather
The Unicorn , a unique horse or goat-like creature with a single spiraled horn coming out of its head, represents healing, luck, and chivalry. The unicorn was popularized in Europe and has since become a symbol of Scotland. This illustration features a larger assortment of flora than I might have typically used as a nod to the “mille-fleurs,” or “thousand flowers” style typical in Eurpean tapestries in the Middle Ages and used in two series of tapestries featuring unicorns from medieval times, “The Lady and the Unicorn,” and “The Unicorn Tapestries.” The Sessile Oak and acorns here, which are native to Europe, are featured in both tapestries. Scottish thistle is another symbol of Scotland, but also a healing remedy and a symbol of bravery, determination, and strength. White heather is rare, like the unicorn, and is considered a lucky Scottish flower.
Prints of this original image are signed, limited edition giclée prints. The artwork is printed on Moab Entrada Bright White, 290 gsm, archival 100% cotton paper using archival certified inks. Each print is hand signed, numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Gold embellished prints are also each individually hand embellished with 23k gold foil accents.