This artwork is a cryptic play on the concept and legend of the ‘Green Man’, an icon who whose image has been used as as symbol of rebirth since as far back as the pre- Christian religions. His symbol was assimilated by the early church as a representation of what people had believed in before, effectively imprisoning his icon in their new faith; hence, here we see the creatures of the earth and sky liberate him piece by piece, or in this, case straw by straw.

Size: 44cm x 61cm (unframed)

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The Escape of the Green Man - Oil, Crayon & Gouache on Paper BY Julian Swift

Original Oil, Crayon & Gouache on Handmade Paperel

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