Liz Horton - Englewood, New Jersey USA
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Artist's comments ...
In Estonian, the Milky Way is called Linnutee, meaning the birds’ path. For this print, I linked the image of the Milky Way as migration route with the Estonian myth of Jutta’s veil. As told by Janssen, the God of Song found a child lying in the grass and raised her as his own. Under the divine protection the child grew up from the tender infant to the maiden Jutta. The God of Song taught her the sweet art of speech, and Ilmarine wrought the girl a veil, wondrously woven of silver threads. He who gazed through her veil saw everything of which the maiden spoke as if it were passing before his eyes. She is said to have dwelt by the Lake of Endla, where she was often seen, planning the flights of the birds of passage, and showing them the way; and also when she wandered by the shores of the lake, and wept for the death of Endla, her beloved. But she took the wonderful veil, and gazed upon the happy past, and then was she happy, for she thought she possessed what her eyes saw. She has also lent her veil to mortal men, and then it was that the songs and legends of the past become living to us.
Englewood, New Jersey
Paper Dimension: Chuban-- 7.5\" x 10\"
Image Dimension: 6.75\" x 9.5\"
Pigment or Ink: Graphic Chemical vine black etching ink
Paper: Arches Text Wove