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The Green Man GOLD Edition

£125.00
  • The Green Man GOLD Edition
  • The Green Man GOLD Edition

2021
Beautiful quality fine art print
from original pencil drawing
with hand embellished pure 24kt gold leaf sun and frog's eye.

270 x 385mm
(approx 1.5cm white border all round)
on 297 x 420 mm paper.

Printed on heavyweight 315gsm archival watercolour paper, with Epson UltraChrome HD inks.
Signed and editioned and backed with board in a transparent sleeve.

Limited edition of 15 ONLY
*ALL PRINTS IN THIS EDITION ARE NOW SOLD*

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All large prints come beautifully wrapped in tissue, packed with compostable card padding, in a robust flat box. Can also be shipped anywhere with a hand written gift message included. All postage is tracked and insured in case of loss or damage.
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There are almost a thousand sites in Britain alone where the Green Man can be found. He is frequently carved in stone in churches and cathedrals - in Exeter Cathedral there are five times as many images of the Green Man as there are of Christ. Yet the Green Man’s roots reach far deeper - into to something much more ancient.

In ‘A Little Book of The Green Man’, Mike Harding gives examples of Green Man figures from Lebanon and Iraq dated to the 2nd century. There are also similar figures in Borneo, Nepal and India.

Don’t you find it strange and fascinating that a foliate-faced man should appear from the earliest times, in all these different areas of the world?

Jesus, Osiris, Woden/Odin, the Green Knight, John Barleycorn, the Holly King and Thamuz of the Mesopotamians are all related to the Green Man, symbolising the triumph of Green Life over Winter and Death.

And now that time is here with us again. This beautiful time of transformation when all that has been gathering and formenting below in the darkness begins to push forth through to feel the sharp bright gasp of this world.

Halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox - Imbolc, on the 1st February is the traditional celebration of the start of Spring.

Glad blessings to us all who have survived this Winter. May many long warm and joyous days stretch out before us, and be kind to us.