Original Painting - Folklore Alphabet - A
This painting is one of a series of 26 Alphabet paintings measuring 10.5" x 13.5" (to fit 11x14 Frame) which celebrate the richness and diversity of the flora and fauna of the British Isles and the influence of the cultures that surround it. Mythological stories and ancient folklore handed down from our ancestors have given our beautiful Isles and all her creatures spiritual significance.The aim of this series of paintings is to continue this tradition by creating a collection of spiritual images inspired by folklore and Mother Nature to pass onto our own children based on the letters of the alphabet.
Spiritual and Folklore Interpretations: Letter ‘A’
Adder: Sacred to the Druids. A celtic animal sign representing liveliness and unpredictability.
Red Admiral Butterfly: Spiritually, butterflies represent transformation.
Ants: Spiritually, ants represent success through hard work.
Alder Tree: A tree sacred to Pagans and Celts, known to protect physically and spiritually. Used in wandlore.
Aquilegia: One of the 7 gifts from the gods.
Arum lilies: Represent peace and purity in plantlore.
WoodAnemone-: Luck and protection against evil.
Antriscus sylvestris - (Cow Parsley): Known in Englishfolklore as 'Mothers Dies' as it is said to resemble the poison Hemlock hedgerow plant..
Apple: Sacred to the Druids and symbolises choice.
Arnica: A medicinal herb used to heal bruises
Ankh: A universal symbol of life.