Sunday, March 28, 2010

FAUX POSTAGE/ a stamp from Amphora featuring a detail of The King of the Wood by Eric Whollem

"The Sacred King"
The Empire of Amphora
by Eric Whollem
edtition of 100, plus ten artist's proofs
48 x 79 mm.
Copyright by the artist.

The King of the Wood

My painting, entitled, The King of the Wood, was posted
on this blog on December 21, 2009. The painting is one of my
earth paintings, made from paints I made myself from raw,
natural materials. This fantasy stamp from Amphora bears a
detail of the painting, the face of the king.

A green, stylized oak leaf can be seen at the top border of
this stamp. The sacred kings were anciently guardians of
groves of oak trees in Europe. Sir Douglas Frasier, the
father of modern anthropology, wrote of this lore in his
famous book, The Golden Bough.

Artist stamps, artistamps, cinderella stamps, fantasy stamps, mail art, micronation stamps by Eric Whollem.

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