Multi plate linoprint by Sue Rowland
Varied editon of 25
image measures 45 x 45cm
In folklore peacocks with their beautiful feathers have been considered symbols of good and evil. They were often associated with immortality because their feathers never lost their brilliance.
In Medieval England the peacock was considered a royal bird and angels were thought to have peacock feathers in their wings. Oaths were often sworn over the back of a peacock.
Peacocks were in folktales said to have been in the garden of Eden and to have led to the expulsion of Adam and Eve by letting the devil into the garden.