Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 31 - Starfish



STARFISH - 6.5x6.5 inches $200.00 (SOLD)
Leafy Sea Dragon - 3.5x4.5 inches $60.00(SOLD)
Mermaid - 7x4.5 inches $175.00 (SOLD)

Status: Starfish are abundant in the seas, however rising ocean temperatures are decimating the populations of starfish particularly in the US Pacific coastal regions. The starfish are just one link in a food chain, from being critical predators in kelp forests, to being food for marine mammals.

Though the ancient title is thought to have originated translation errors by scribes who were transcribing scrolls, “Star of the Sea” gained widespread usage in medieval times in reference to the Virgin Mary.

From "Hail, Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star" is a Marian hymn written by Father John Lingard (1771–1851):

Hail, Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star,
Guide of the wanderer here below,

Thrown on lifes surge, we claim thy care,
Save us from peril and from woe.
Mother of Christ, Star of the sea
Pray for the wanderer, pray for me.

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Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2020, Stephanie Law

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