Five Original Limited Fine Art Canvas Prints by Neil Hague
Small Size: 8×12 Inches (21 x 32 Centimetres)
All canvas prints are signed and come with a certificate of Authentication
Please say which print you want in the ‘order notes box’ at the check out when you pay (ie, type: Hare, Fox, Lion, Wolf, Owl or Eagle), or email the website to inform which print you want at this size. If you want two or more different animal canvas prints, simply use the ‘quantity’ button on the cart.
£45 (plus P&P)
According to some ancient peoples, the fox is a solar emblem that symbolises passion, desire, intensity, protection and creative expression. The fox encourages us to ‘think outside of the box’ and use our intelligence in different, creative ways. The fox also brings us a message to try to approach our circumstances differently and see ‘all there is to see’. The fox also a reminder that we must utilize all of our resources (seen and unseen) in order to accomplish our goals. Sometimes this means calling upon our inner knowledge and wisdom. Some say the fox also symbolizes longevity and protection from evil
The Hare or ‘Jackrabbit’, ‘Lepus’, and ‘Leveret’ is also well known in Aesop’s Fables and much other folklore from around the world. Many cultures, including the Chinese, Japanese, and Mexican, see a hare in the pattern of dark patches in the moon (see Moon rabbit). The constellation Lepus is also taken to represent a hare. In my work I see the Hare connected to the Moon and the Moon’s influence over certain animals (and humanity). The Hare is a ‘trickster’ and a talisman for the witches, and crones of the old ‘Celtic’ world.
The Earth Lion and Golden Lion represent a higher consciousness that collectively link humanity and the Earth to it’s real spiritual power. The Earth Lion is a symbol of ‘revolution’, ‘truth’ and the ‘power of the Sun’. The Golden lion is a symbol of a ‘higher consciousness’, an emblem of the ‘golden world’ that awaits humanity. Lion people can be leaders, inventors, teachers and mavericks in their own unique way. Lion symbolism represents both physical and ‘spiritual authority’ hence why we see the lion image on stately homes, insignias and crests all over the world.
In early Indian folklore, Owls represent wisdom and helpfulness, and have powers of prophecy. This theme recurs in Aesop’s fables and in Greek myths and beliefs. By the Middle Ages in Europe, the Owl had become the associate of witches and the inhabitant of dark, lonely and profane places, a foolish but feared spectre.
In English literature the Barn Owl had a sinister reputation probably because it was a bird of darkness, and darkness was always associated with death. According to an Indian legend, the ‘Spedis Owl’ carving was placed on a rock to serve as a protector from the ‘water devils’ and monsters that could pull a person into the water. The Barn Owl has also been used to predict the weather by people in England. A screeching Owl meant cold weather or a storm was coming.
If heard during foul weather a change in the weather was at hand.
Some American Indian tribes saw the Owl as a protective spirit for brave warriors.
The ‘bear’ symbol was important as it represented a protector of children and women and symbolized courage, physical strength and leadership. Bears are strong, agile, and quick. The black bear and the Grizzly were native to North America. The meaning of the Bear Symbol was to signify a good omen and convey authority. The brown bear could be found across Eurasia and North America and is the source of our beloved Teddy Bear. The Egyptian pygmy god, Bes (a half-lion, half- bear) was also a protector of children.
Native American Indians saw the Eagle as a symbol for great strength, leadership and vision. The eagle was thought to be chief over all the winged creatures, one who brought messages of spirit and the divine source because it flies higher than any other creature on Earth. The eagle is also symbolic of the importance of honesty and truthful principles. Eagle people are said to be visionaries, or those who are seekers and push the limits of self-discovery and personal freedom. An eagle person is often a born leader and may become impatient with those who cannot fly as high or as fast. Eagle is also linked with courage and the need to give up limited perspectives and thought patterns. To many indigenous people the Eagle is the bringer of a higher vision, one that aids in our ability to see ‘all that there is to see’. Some Native American and Celtic shamans were said to have been able to shapeshift into eagles and their feathers were considered an emblem of the Sun and the Stars