The Hornfasting (plain border)

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Jennifer Doneske

Click here to buy prints, T-shirts, and more featuring this painting! This is a gift painting done for my boyfriend's birthday and is thus laced with lots of personal symbolism. :-) We both have a thing for Unicorns, so the Unicorns represent us--the male Unicorn on the left is Tom while the female Unicorn on the right is me. The red cord knotted around the Unicorns' horns represnts their unity and joining (and thus the name of the piece--a homage to the Pagan joining ceremony of handfasting, in which the man and woman have their hands tied together by a cord during the ceremony to symbolize the two becoming one). I didn't exactly *intend* this originally, but if you look closely at the general shapes created by the two Unicorns, their heads flow in a basic heart shape. :-) The roses are pink fairy roses, which were one of the two flowers that made up the bouquet of dried flowers Tom gave me on our first date (the other was lavender, which is his favourite flower, but with everything else going on in the border, adding lavender just made it too cluttered, so I didn't). The colour scheme represents autumn, which is not only the season of his birthday itself (which is in October), but is also his favourite season. :-) There is another version here in my gallery which features runes in the border--they were part of the original gift painting, but as they were our names, I wanted to offer a non-personalized version for print rather than the one personilized with our names written in runes. You can still view the runic border version here, but this is the only version available for print.


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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