Alchemical marriage

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Alchemical marriage

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Two trendy animals, the stag and the unicorn. Even back in the middle ages, when alchemists mixed metals in hope to make gold. The unicorn stood for mercury and the stag sulfur. But it wasn't just about metals, it also had the psychological meaning of uniting opposites (and bringing change in the process).

Most stories use this as a plot device, mixing characters with completely different personalities and taste. Or placing a character in an opposite situation. Change doesn't happen overnight, but through stages.

In alchemy each stage has its animal: crow (breaking down of old structures), swan (emotional cleansing), green lion (reclaiming the true self), unicorn (integration of the feminine), stag (integration of the masculine), phoenix (rebirth of personality), and ouroboros or snake eating its tail (integration of the shadow self and union of opposites).

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If you're curious how this was made...  I started with hand sketches then scanned and finished off in the computer. Textures, colors and details were done digitally. Some of the plants were hand painted and scanned in as well.

What you're getting: a gallery quality giclée print on white, matte, ultra smooth, acid free archival paper produced by an LA print company called Printful (also the one to ship directly to you). Available in four standard sizes: 8x10, 12x16, 16x20, or 18x24 in.

Please note that colors on screen may vary slightly from the finished product.

And, as you probably guessed, the frame is not included.

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