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In this artwork I am using the stag to represent Nature / The forest / The Primal World and he is being anointed by the orbs with the powers of Nature. The blue orb represents the world. I used three orbs because three is a sacred number in many myths / religions / cultures. The blue orb has the four cardinal points marked on it representing North / South / East / West as well as representing the four seasons.

“Coronation of the Forest King”
36 × 24 inches
mixed media and collage on art board
Mixed media includes: graphite, colored pencils, ink, oil pastel, acrylic, paper, coffee/tea
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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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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago

    03-29-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • KatDoodling
    KatDoodlingalmost 3 years ago

    Another beauty!

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...almost 3 years ago

    Excellent work, really very well done!

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous creation. It will be shown off perfectly in its new home. :o)

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaalmost 3 years ago

    oh my goodness Lynette…I think this is among my very fav’s of yours…brilliant composition, outstanding and meticulous artistry… bravo!

  • thanks so much Tahnja

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, love this mosaic look!

  • JELProductions
    JELProductionsalmost 3 years ago

    I like the mascalinity you gave to this creature. very nice art piece.

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    Love this – brilliant work

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanalmost 3 years ago

  • ingridthecrafty
    ingridthecraftyalmost 3 years ago

    He’s beautiful!

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