Original Mixed Media Unicorn Art in Vintage Frame
My room was decorated in unicorns growing up in the 80’s. Mom cut out and sewed a simple unicorn with a yellow horn on a plain blue bedspread and my aunt made a ceramic unicorn head attached to a wooden placard with my name to hang on the door. My unicorn-loving self-identity also included My Little Ponies, one favorite unicorn shirt with 3/4 purple sleeves, and liking the movies, The Last Unicorn, and that one with Tom Cruise in it, Legend. While I appreciated my mom and aunt’s gifts, my room wasn’t transformed into a magical unicorn forest like the movies.
It took me years to do my first unicorn illustrations. Maybe because they still seem a little too special to me? I knew they needed to include a magical setting or forest, but I was waiting for the perfect inspiration.
Magical Forest Unicorn Art Inspiration
In 2017, I was hiking in Door County, Wisconsin and spotted a small patch of white flowers that looked as if they were glowing! I walked closer and thought that it looked like such a magical place – the plant was growing out of acorn leaves and acorn caps. I later found out it was called Ghost Plant or Indian Pipe. It doesn’t have any chlorophyll, which explains the “glowing” effect. A few months later I sketched my idea for the unicorn nest and created the artwork using my photographs as inspiration.
The frame comes from a hand-carved vintage Italian mirror.
This original mixed media art with vintage wood frame is sold. Unicorn Nest prints are available in three colors.