Winter Guardian Canvas Plaque (25 x 19cm) by Anne Stokes
Winter Guardian Canvas Plaque by Artist Anne Stokes
The design is stretched over a wooden frame to create an effective canvas finish. Fittings are included as displayed in the pictures above and each canvas comes in a protective plastic packet.
Size of Canvas: Measures approximately 25.4cm in Height, 19.3cm in Width and 1.2cm in Depth.
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Anne Stokes is an artist originally from London, but now lives in Leeds, Yorkshire with her partner John and her son Leo. Her fantasy artwork features a broad range of lifelike fantasy subjects from the magical world of enchanted forests including faeries, angels and magical animals; to the darker gothic underworld featuring vampires, skulls and dark creatures.
As the popularity of Stokes's designs have grown and has become more widely acclaimed, she moved solely into licensing and expanding her own ranges of paintings. Many of these paintings and designs have been applied to a huge range of products worldwide including T-shirts, greeting cards and gift wear. She continues to produce new designs and artwork and has also produced several books.
- Inner power, wild, instinctive
Wolves howl at the moon. Howling can be seen as finding our own true inner voice, a voice that is untamed by what society thinks. It is a voice that is entirely natural. Wolf is actually quite a feminine symbol. It symbolises a wild, instinctive and passionate nature that is natural. Stories are common in the past of some lone wolves almost magically outwitting hunters. Some of these wolves even became known by specific names because of their notoriety.
Wolves are not naturally aggressive although they can be if called upon. Wolf is about knowing your inner power in such a sure way that you do not need to demonstrate it. It is much like a black belt in karate not needing to go around beating people up, because they know they have a skill and strength that is hidden and ready to be used if called upon.
Wolves are both family orientated and can be individualistic also just as humans can. Wolves communicate widely within a pack. They have different facial expressions, postures, tail positions and noises that keep the pack together and in order. There is an alpha male and female in each pack but each wolf within the pack has different responsibilities. The wolf is a social animal and different female wolves will aid in the bringing up of the young. If a mother can no longer care for its pup another mother will adopt it. Also wolves will baby-sit for others pups.
To wear or have near you the symbol of wolf is to howl your deeper nature into existence. As humans we become so conditioned by what society and other people expect of us we can lose touch with our wild nature that wants to be let lose. Wolf helps us connect to this our inner power. The moon represents this deeper hidden side and the howling is the call to bring this part of us forward.
Winter Guardian Canvas Plaque (25 x 19cm) - Anne Stokes
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