"Story of Etain"

Dimensions; 21 1/2" by 20 1/2"
Materials; Black Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany, Purple heartwood, and Sycamore. 

The story of Etain is a mythological story that tells of a woman's life beginning in fairyland or a sort of collective "all spiritual" state and is driven form her world to eventually becoming reborn into the physical world.  She changes forms many times though out the story going from a sort of goddess, nature spirit, to a mortal woman, and is torn between worlds spiritually because of her great beauty.  The butterfly image is used for many reasons, it was her second form, and it was given to her because she is delicate in form and was supposed to be her cursed form.  However the form can also be symbolic for the idea of transfiguration though out the story.

 

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