Inspired by a love of mystical lands, spirit and nature, this work encapsulates all of those things and more.
The unicorn became a religious symbol in the art of the Middle Ages. The original tale was that a beautiful maiden representing the Virgin Mary managed to trap a unicorn, whereupon the unicorn became tame and lay its head in her lap.
As the legend grew through reinterpretation, the unicorn was viewed as the Christ or Incarnation and the death of a unicorn as the Passion of Christ. In fact, a grouping or herd of unicorns is called a “blessing” of unicorns.
Acrylic and pouring medium