Technique: ARCHIVAL PRINT
Author: ALENKA SOTTLER
Title: MOUSE WITH FOUR-LEAF CLOVER
Size: 210mm x 210mm
1st publication: Open edition
ALENKA SOTTLER about her work:
The mouse with a four leaf clover is one of the many illustrations in fingerprint technique, that were created for the children's book The Crumbs from Mice Vally written by Anja Štefan. Although finally the illustration was not included in the book, it soon became one of my most popular illustrations among people. She is a real lucky charm mouse! No wonder, it brings luck! You will receive your mouse in a neat folder, with the certificate and biography attached.
What do the leaves symbolize? One leaf is for FAITH... The second for HOPE... The third for LOVE... And the fourth for LUCK! In Irish tradition the Shamrock or 3-leaf Clover represents the Holy Trinity: one leaf for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Holy Spirit. When a Shamrock is found with the fourth leaf, it represents God's Grace.
History of the four leaf clover: The four leaf clover is a universally accepted symbol of good luck with its origin ages old. According to legend, Eve carried a four leaf clover from the Garden of Eden. "The clovers also occupied a position in the cultural life of early peoples. White clover (T. repens L.) in particular was held in high esteem by the early Celts of Wales as a charm against evil spirits." Clover Science and Technology". N.L. Taylor, 1985. Druids held the 4 leaf clover in high esteem and considered them a sign of luck. In 1620, Sir John Melton wrote: "If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing. The mystique of the four leaf clover continues today, since finding a real four leaf clover is still a rare occurrence and omen of good luck.
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