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Blodeuedd

Blodeuedd was a young maiden in a Welsh folktale made of flowers and plants by magicians, to be wed to a man who was unable to take a human wife. Her name means 'flower countenance.' After her marriage, she had an affair with another man and conspired to murder her husband with her lover. The plot was foiled and her husband transformed her into an owl, considered the most hated of all birds, doomed to fly only at night. Over the years, she has come to be seen as a feminist figure and even goddess among modern Druids and Pagans. This painting imagines the moment of her transformation.

 

Acrylic on wooden panel, 24" x 30."

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Taken on February 25, 2021