The Beloved Tamed

Thread on monoprint (30x42cm)

After a visit to Stirling Castle, I was inspired to make a series of contemporary paintings based on the Christian narratives of the renowned Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries.

The final piece in this series, “The Beloved Tamed” refers to the seventh panel in the series, considered by some as part of a separate set or made later, the unicorn is portrayed in paradise. This could be a representation of marriage, the unicorn has been captured and resides beneath a pomegranate tree, suggestive of fertility.

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