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Bridge of Wings - The Weaver by puimun Bridge of Wings - The Weaver by puimun
Size: 12.6x16.3 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Prints and original available: [link]
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Sketch & related Blog posts: [link]

There is a legend of lovers: it is said that the stars Altair and Vega in the summer night sky are the celestial glimmers of the Weaver Girl and Herder Boy. The Milky Way spills in a glistening river, sprawling across the heavens, and forever keeping the lovers apart, except for once a year when all the magpies of the world would fly up and form a bridge of wings that the Herder Boy and Weaver Girl might briefly touch, before spinning back to their corners of the sky. This is one of the reasons why magpies are considered auspicious birds and bringers of good fortune.
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ejkaull Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist
very complicated, beautiful and interesting
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zoroblind69 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
magnificent and beautiful, a true master!
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upload-image-here Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Very beautiful. It's amazing that you do all of this with watercolors.
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LyrisAvedis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
What a poignant tale to go with the image.
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RavensHiddenSoul Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Oh, lovely... <3

What mythology is that story from? o.o
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MoricoHM Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really fascinating picture! It glows...
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lusete Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured your art here: [link]
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Sakaryn Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I particularly like this piece and the one with Herder Boy. I think these are the best works you've done yet :)
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puimun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
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kellybean1998 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Absolutely breathtaking!!! I just love your use of all the spirals in the sky and in the water. Are they symbols of our Milky Way Galaxy? Do you actually have Altair and Vega represented by the stars shown in this picture?
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