Biserica de Brazi / The Fir Church
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Fine ar print after an illustration by Mădălina Andronic, on matte, textured, 100% cotton paper, with a density of 310 gsm. Acid- and lignin-free. Natural white, no optical brighteners.
Please handle it with care and clean hands, so that you avoid stains, marks or folds - the paper is very special and sensitive.
Each illustration is printed with a white border of 1-2 cm to facilitate framing.
To ensure the art print a long duration of life, we reccomend you frame it with a protective anti-UV glass or position it away from direct sunlight.
The frame in the image is only for presentation purposes, the art prints are not sold framed.
“The Fir Church” is a crumb of love, so old and special, that I wish we remembered to cherish this feeling like our great-grandparents did.
In Romanian folklore, forests, trees and especially fir trees have a very powerful - almost religious - connection to the man, accompanying him throughout the most important moments in life. “The Fir Church” was a cluster of fir trees planted in a circle or cut off in a similar shape in the mountain forests, where shepherds would marry girls against their parents’ will. They would come to the sheepfold and the ceremony would be officiated by an old shepherd or sometimes even by a priest. The couple would have as witnesses to their union the stars of the night sky and the treetops closing around them like a temple of God.
And this seemed to me the simplest and most beautiful celebration of love on earth.