Keeper of Secrets

Anni Morris

Dunedin, New Zealand

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Amazingly there are 20 species of Magpie in the world. Not quite sure which I have painted here… looks more like an Australian magpie Many people consider them superstitious, they certainly have their place in folklore, some believe they bring good luck, others believe bad. I remember being played Rossini’s Thriving Magpie when I was quite young; it is said they have a panache for shiny, silvery things which they like to steal and hide.
Here the magpie has found a key! I wonder where it came from? I see him as a ‘Keeper of Secrets’.
The selected text comes from a traditional rhyme I was told as a child:

One for sorrow, Two for joy,
Three for a girl, Four for a boy,
Five for Silver, Six for Gold
Seven for a secret never to be told

This is an acrylic painting on canvas.

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