“Greenman Cat” is an acrylic painting on a wooden plaque, measuring 7″ x 9″.
He was inspired by my artist collective’s monthly auction theme, “Spirit of the Forest”. A “Greenman” is a representation of a face surrounded by (or created from) leaves and vegetation. He often relates to nature deities. Greenman masks are very popular at Renaissance festivals.
“Superficially the Green Man would appear to be pagan, perhaps a fertility figure or a nature spirit, similar to the woodwose (the wild man of the woods), and yet he frequently appears, carved in wood or stone, in churches, chapels, abbeys and cathedrals … The earliest example of a green man disgorging vegetation from his mouth is from [the tomb of] St. Abre, in St. Hilaire-le-grand, c. 400 AD.” ~ Wikipedia
Archival prints of “Greenman Cat” can be purchased in my shop, and from me personally at art shows.