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Art of the Day: Saturday May 21, 2016

On Route

- by Emily J White

This week's theme: Unicorns

Seals have been found bearing the image of a unicorn found at sites that were home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. The ancient Greeks described them when writing of natural history. Historically, unicorns have varied in appearance. One description gives them the legs of an elephant; another a burgundy head. Unicorns weren't always peaceful creatures, either. They were once thought to be ill tempered and easily provoked. It's from the poets, minstrels and storytellers of the middle ages that we get the unicorn we know today. Unicorns have a history that is thousands of years old, but there are two things have always been constant - the horn that grows from the center of their forehead and their ability to capture our imagination.

Art: On Route by Artist Emily J White
He is very excited to be on his way, prancing off into the darkening wilderness. What things he will discover on route to his destination... A collage of different papers, feathers, paint, some fabric and other embellishments. This one of a kind mixed media collage is varnished for protection and is signed and dated on the back.


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