The Skull and Stang collection

 

This print came about because a friend suggested that I create one with all of the Stangs in one.  And I really love how this print turned out.  It is lovely to see them all together, even in small scale. 

 

In order of appearance,

 

Jacob Sheep.  The other name I call this piece is The Crooked Key, at the foot of the stang in amongst the candles and chalices is what looks to be an old iron key. It is bent and twisted out of shape to a degree but it will still unlock what is kept in the shadows.

The best time to get a sense of the universe is on a clear crisp night when we can see the stars, and galaxies that inhabit our skies. In the shadow of darkness lies such beauty and the pathway to the universe and places unseen during the daylight.  

This piece is also a deep protection aspect to this piece as you explore your shadow, and the deeply magical places that are revealed in the darkness. 

 

The Horned Lord is the lord of the wild forest, but is also urbane enough that he can sometimes be found in cities and towns. He speaks of magic and mystery, and things that found in between, in between trees, rivers, stones, houses, doorways and in between words. He is the master of liminal spaces.

This stang is based on the Horned Lord Stang that lives at Ravens Knoll in the witches shrine.  He is much loved, adored and honoured.  He has an energy that is a little raw, a little tame and will make your hair stand on end.

 

The Corvidae Stang is about the energy and magic that is found within big cities.   Corvids of all kinds successfully make their homes in cities, and for magical people are often a omen or something to pay attend to.  This Piece is about how to notice the fauna and flora that inhabits out cities and towns,  but to also notice what magic is found in cities and towns.  The stang is situated Infront of a short stone tall, in the background you can see tall city buildings.  Is the stang in that liminal space between the city and suburbs? Or is it in an industrial area on the outskirts of the city before you get to the suburbs. This stang brings a sense of the liminal those magical places between city and suburbs, suburbs and country side, city and industrial areas.  Where have you found liminal spaces in your

 

 The Fae Queen. This stang is based on the Fae Queen Stang from the Witches Shrine place at Ravens Knoll, a pagan campground in in Ontario Canada. She has hints of Mari Lwyd, the Lady Bonnechere and the Fey Queen.  She is pictured here in a forest, that was the sacred spiral at the Knoll.  At her feet are offerings of candles and flowers, and she is bedecked with flowers and offerings that she has been given during a ritual.  What blessings will the Fae Queen bring to your sacred spaces. 

 

The Corvidae Stang is about the energy and magic that is found within big cities.   Corvids of all kinds successfully make their homes in cities, and for magical people are often a omen or something to pay attend to.  This Piece is about how to notice the fauna and flora that inhabits out cities and towns, but to also notice what magic is found in cities and towns.  The stang is situated Infront of a short stone tall, in the background you can see tall city buildings.  Is the stang in that liminal space between the city and suburbs? Or is it in an industrial area on the outskirts of the city before you get to the suburbs. This stang brings a sense of the liminal those magical places between city and suburbs, suburbs and country side, city and industrial areas.  Where have you found liminal spaces in your

 

A Stang is a forked staff, that is made from a forked branch. these can be carried around like a staff, and used as a portable altar, focus for a quick hedgy ritual or as the bases for a shrine, as they are portrayed in this art.

 

I created the originals as applique textile tapestries. The inspiration was to create something that was sacred, connected and rich with magical symbolism, and could be a doorway to the magic and spirit of what is depicted and that the witch or magical practitioner could invite into their working space or home. 

 

Print sizes

A4 (21 x 29.7 cm)  

 

Skull and Stang Collection

$35.00Price