2017 ~ the year of the rooster . . . 

five virtues of the rooster ~

literary, military prowess, courageous, benevolent, & trustworthy

Limited editions, artist proofs and Giclée

Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine 


Issued in 2016 

Giclee on paper 


IS: 8 x 4-7/16 ins. 


Edition: 250 and 25 artist's proofs 

$55

 

 

12:08 p.m. January 27 is the official start of the Chinese New Year in the Western world (8:08 a.m. January 28 Eastern world)

Self-empowerment begins with the dawning of the new day and is symbolized by the colorful sunlight and energy associated with Mr. Rise and Shine, the rooster, the timekeeper of our world.

Unexpected possibilities and opportunities are limitless as is the hope of the newly heralded dawn.

The spirit of the Rooster draws good luck, prosperity and good health. The rooster is a reminder to all we have to be grateful for as he arches his neck up to the heavens. Although he is a small and rather fragile creature, his tiny soul believes he is entitled to touch the stars and so should you!

Blue Rooster

Issued in 2002 
Giclee on canvas, stretched 
IS: 15 x 9-1/2 ins. 


Edition: 250 and 25 artist's proofs

 
$400

 

Blue Rooster

As The Rooster Crows ~

 

The Rooster is a Chinese symbol of honesty, physical and moral fortitude. It signifies fortune, luck, fidelity, protection and beware – bossiness!

The Rooster is believed to chase away evil spirits and is the mascot to the five virtues: civil responsibility, marital fidelity, courage, kindness and confidence.

The Rooster is dependable as the dawn.

Ruler of the Roost

Ruler of the Roost

 

Issued in 2016 
Giclee on paper 


IS: 5-13/16 x 6-15/16 ins. 


Edition: 250 and 25 artist's proofs 

 
$55

 

Japanese Mythology ~

Mythology tells of the brave Rooster who enticed Amaterasu out of her cave, thereby bringing the sun back to the world.

Plucky Rooster

 

Issued in 2004 


IS: 13 x 10-1/4 ins.

PS: 15 x 12-1/4 ins. 


Edition: 1,000 and 25 artist's proofs 


$95

Plucky Rooster

Jewish Symbolism ~

The Rooster is considered to be a traditional emblem of gallantry and honesty. Roosters were so revered that temple officers were called “Rooster” as one of their titles.

 

The Old Testament speaks of the officers as having a “cock girded about the loins.”

 

The Rooster is given more honor in Zoroastrianism as it is considered the victory of light over darkness.

Morning Strut

Morning Strut

 

Issued in 2015 
Giclee on paper 


IS: 9-3/4 x 8-1/2 ins. 


Edition: 250 and 25 artist's proofs 


$75

A Celtic Animal Symbol ~

On the other hand, the Celts revered the Rooster as a messenger to the underworld. His caw called forth the souls of the brave who died in battle. The god Mercury, the god of messages and abundance, depicts him with a sacred Rooster companion. The Celts believed the Rooster had the power to banish ghosts and demons when he called out at dawn.

Carousel Whimsy in Lancaster

 

Issued in 2004 


IS: 11-3/8 x 14-1/16 ins.

PS: 13-3/8 x 16-1/16 ins. 


Edition: 1,000 and 25 artist's proofs 


$100

Carousel Whimsy in Lancaster

The Emblem of St. Peter ~

In the sixth century, it is reputed that Pope Gregory I declared the cock the emblem of Christianity saying the rooster was "the most suitable emblem of Christianity.”  It is thought that this is why the cock began to be used as a weather vane on church steeples, and some believe a Papal enactment of the ninth century ordered the figure of the cock to be placed on every church steeple.

Story City Carousel 

Story City Carousel

Issued in 1999 


IS: 10-5/8 x 11-3/8 ins.

PS: 12-5/8 x 13-3/8 ins. 


Edition: 1,000 and 25 artist's proofs

 
$85

Story City Carousel was built in 1913 by the Herschell-Spillman Company and is lowa's only operating antique carousel. The restored merry-go-round is located in Story City's North Park along the Skunk River. The wooden figures, which are hand-carved from poplar, include horses, chickens, dogs, pigs and chariots. The calliope tunes are generated by a 1936 Wurlitzer Military Band organ housed in the center of the carousel. During the early 1980's, community efforts restored the temporarily retired carousel to its original condition. Currently open during the summer months, the carousel provides a fun-filled, leisurely ride for all.

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