Wednesday, 8 April 2015

'The Meditation of Mr Fox'

'The Meditation of Mr Fox' is the title of my third drawing featuring this little foxy character and friends!
   I began drawing him in 2013, and now with the latest picture I've realized that he has something of a story developing, which may perhaps get written one day..
   In order to place my new drawing in context, here are the three pictures all together..
In the first, Mr Fox is seen dancing lightly along a trackway accompanied by his friend Hare. They are both in high spirits as Fox plays merrily upon his flute..
  Time passes...a year or two later we find Mr Fox striding purposefully towards the Misty Woods,with his staff in hand. He is accompanied this time by two Corvids, who are helping to guide him on his path towards Initiation..in this most sacred and magical of woodland realms. Clearly Mr Fox has become something of a seeker after Truth..
  Time passes..no doubt Fox has seen and heard, puzzled and wondered, and stood in awe over many things.. now we find him seated in blissful meditation, again accompanied by Hare ( who is also a little older and wiser) and new friend Badger. Our good hearted Fox is enjoying a transcendant experience, during which he learns two things which are of great importance to his future.The first, is his True name -'Russet Loveleaf' and the second is his vocation, and path for the next stage of his spiritual development...this will no doubt become clear in future drawings..