The Red Fox and the Red Admiral - £325 by Marjory Tait
Original watercolour and pencil. Framed size 51cm W x 53.5cm H. Image size 30.5cm W x 29cm H. Wooden frame with white wash, double mounted in white with grey coloured insert.
An original pencil drawing of a red fox, with a Red Admiral butterfly, surrounded by a Celtic art style border, by Marjory Tait of Highland Celtic Art.
The fox is watching the viewer, remaining very still while the red admiral is perching precariously on it's nose. Friend or foe?
The cunning fox, where the origins of 'cunning' mean knowledge, not always including the associated slyness. A shape-shifter, with an ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, perhaps the fox has as much relevance to life today as it did to the ancient Celts.
And the equally illusive butterfly, a symbol of death and resurrection. Many cultures call butterflies the souls of the dead.
The image is framed with a Celtic border of beech trees, a key and a ring. Things are not always what they appear to be at first glance.
Image size 30.5cm W x 29cm H. White-washed wood frame. Glazed. Double mount; white with grey. Overall size 50cm W x 53.5cm H.
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