"Two for Joy"
The second line of the magpie poem (see below), this hand-printed linocut represents the balance of a healthy and loving relationship. Sage dances around the birds as as symbol of peace and harmony, purging any negativity from previous loves.
7.5x7.5" in a 13"x13"x2" shadow box frame.
Framed ($250) and Unframed ($150), Limited Edition of 15
Having broken down the magpie rhyme "One for Sorrow" into a series of ten pieces, I focus on the attribution of fate and chance to Nature. According to the superstition of the magpie poem, dating back to late-1700s Britain, the number of magpie birds seen tells if one will have bad or good fortune:
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret, never to be told
Eight for a wish
Nine for a kiss
Ten for a bird you must not miss