Augury Ex Avibus by Lynnette Shelley

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Early Romans used the practice of augury to divine the will of the gods. There were several different types of auguries, one of which, augury ex avibus, was the practice of divination by birds.

The auguries interpreted two aspects of birds in particular, their noise and flight pattern. Only certain birds were considered messengers of the gods, however. These included the eagle, the vulture, the crow, the raven, the owl, and the hen.

In this artwork, I used the Great Horned Owl as my augury subject.

This artwork was partially inspired by the English artist and designer William Morris , whose intricate work I admire.

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Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

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  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 4 years ago

    Awesome t-shirt design!!!

  • thank you

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous design and creaiton. Splendid work.

  • Thanks bunny

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Trystan  Mitchell
    Trystan Mitchellover 4 years ago

    Ta-whit ta-whooly brilliant tee!

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    great work well designed !LIZ

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