Unicorn Hunt

Evie, Age 18

  • Painting
  • Oil
  • 900(w) 1000(h) 3(d) mm

The phallic symbol of the unicorn, said in mythology only to be tamed by virgin maidens, often seems to show the balance between traditionally masculine and feminine traits. Inspired by the medieval 'Unicorn Tapestries', 'Unicorn Hunt' subverts a typically bloody battle into a bright and colourful scene, littered with simplistic figures and weapons. It epitomises the power struggle between genders, centring our focus on the potent nature of such historical symbols.