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The Fox Maiden by Lynnette Shelley

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Inspired by the Japanese folk tale of the Fox Maiden, in which a fox transforms herself into a beautiful woman. Instead of having the fox appear in human guise, I depicted the fox with a human mask in her paws to signify her transformative powers.

Mixed media on 12.5 x 19.5 inches pastel paper.

32 favoritings as of March 16, 2010

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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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 5 years ago

    Another masterpiece from you Lynette – beautiful work :o)

  • Thank you!

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • prettybird
    prettybirdalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning work gorgeous xxxxxxxxxx

  • Thanks Carlotta

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Lynsye Medalia
    Lynsye Medaliaalmost 5 years ago

    I love it! Love the furriness of the fox and the mask is a lovely way to tell the story!

  • Thanks very much Lynsye. I am thinking of entering this in one of Helene’s exhibits (theme is masquerade)….. you should enter as well

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizalmost 5 years ago

    this is gorgeous!

  • Thanks very much helene and thanks for letting me know about the gallery exhibit

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnalmost 5 years ago

    love love love it! great work!

    :) wishing you laughter

  • thank you thank you thank you right back at you Quinn :) Wishing YOU laughter….or at least chuckles and snorts.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 5 years ago

    YAY You are Rockin- This is just marvellous !!! I love it xxx

  • I thought you might like a little wee foxy anita ;)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • KimTurner
    KimTurneralmost 5 years ago

    Love this, superb work!

  • thank you so much Kim

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful imagery in this one Lynnette ~ Anni x

  • Thanks so much Anita

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 5 years ago
    Beautiful art and symbolism!!!
  • Thank you :)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • margotmythmaker
    margotmythmakeralmost 5 years ago

    such a cool expression on the fox’s face Lynnette! A settled sly fox. Your animals are always amazing. hey-btw- i wore your ursula Tee to work today! I gotta post pics in the buyers booth.

  • Oh great! I hope you like it and got lots of compliments. Yes, please do show piccies!

    – Lynnette Shelley

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