The Huron Carol Original Linocut
I wanted to honor the Native American faithful, and to create a depiction of the Mother & Child in this tradition. I also researched indigenous assignments of the animal kingdom, and opted, instead of stable animals, to carve a traditional Native American perspective, while honoring this sacred moment: where God became a small baby, a tiny heart the size of a walnut, beating with love for this beautiful, broken planet we call home.
Eagle – The Divine Spirit. Fitting for this Emmanuel moment.
Owl – Omen of death. A reminder of that walnut-sized-heart’s desire–to save us all.
Bison – Sacred. Like the night the angels taught us heaven’s own song: glory, glory, glory.
Deer – Grace. Amazing grace. How sweet the sound.
Dog – Loyalty. For a God who never stops fighting for his people.
Crow – Knowing right from wrong. A nod to the sins that bind us.
Porcupine – Innocent Trust. Wherein God took on wee human flesh, and placed himself in the arms of a young woman, and continued a story of faithfulness to humankind, where cries are heard, and broken hearts are comforted. Like my heart. Like yours. May your heart be filled with peace and joy this season and eternally.
– I elect to use oil-based inks, as I love their deep, rich hues.
– The lightweight printmaking paper (Strathmore) is 11″x 14″, artwork is approximately 8″x 10″
– Because this is hand-stamped, there will be slight variations from print to print, making each print unique
– The print is sold unframed, but, I made the paper a size that is super easy to find in most stores. I figured I’d save you the $ on shipping.
– Print will come in a plastic sleeve, with some protective cardboard, in a bubble mailer.
This print comes in black. I do have other inks, though, if you request them.