The Blue Witch

£425.00

Unframed limited edition print produced on A2 Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl paper and hand-signed and numbered by the artist. The print is completed with an approximate 1 inch white border. Produced by the artist at her studio in Scotland. Comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. Worldwide shipping available. Limited edition of 3.

2 in stock

Description

Limited edition size:

  • Signed A2 Fine Art Print – Editions: 3

This artwork is also available as open edition prints & merchandise.

Estimated Delivery Time

Please allow 5 working days for production & dispatch of all prints. Limited editions are dispatched via courier and you will be provided with a tracking number once your limited edition has been sent.

Story

The blue witch is known as Cailleach Bheur in Scottish folklore.

She is said to have appeared at halloween to usher in the winter, and Schiehallion was a favourite haunt of hers. Here you see her on the path to the summit.

She is described as having white hair and cold skin, and usually wore a grey plaid shawl over her shoulders.

According to legends, she would sneak up on unwary people and freeze them to death.

In bringing her legend to life, I chose to dress her in blue to emphasise the colours associated with her legend. Her skin is sometimes said to be blue as well, but I purposefully kept it a more natural colour as I like to think of her as a misunderstood lady who lived on the hill. Perhaps she was someone who was wrongly blamed for the cold weather, or cases of frostbite. A scapegoat for the unexplained, much like how many other women were blamed for such things during the witch trials.

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Product Range

Limited Edition Metal Print, Limited Edition Fine Art Print (A2), Limited Edition Fine Art Print (A2, Framed), Open Edition Print, Greeting Card