Cancer by Jake Baddeley
CANCER – The Gate of Souls (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer marks a very special place in the heavens. It rises at the time of the summer solstice one of the four major divisions of the year. Together with the line created by the path of the sun, the ecliptic, this creates a cross, marking the position of a gate through which new souls pass and descend to earth as they are incarnated. This is called the golden gate. This aspect of Cancer also explains the meaning of the Twins who precede Cancer in the zodiac, and who typically were represented as warriors with a bow and mace, as they guard the gate against demons. At the other side of the sky during the winter solstice, Capricorn rises and marks in the same way the silver gate where departed souls would return to heaven.
Here Jake Baddeley has depicted the Gate of Souls holding the sign of Cancer. His son exclaimed when he saw it that it looks like sperm around an egg, and indeed it does. Although this was entirely unintended, this fits with the theme perfectly as a depiction of newly incarnated souls.
Cancer’s main personality types are instinctive and emotional they are known for their remarkable psychic sensitivity and receptiveness to emotional impressions. This is widely accepted as one of the most psychic signs of the zodiac and there is usually a marked interest in the occult, a vivid recollection of powerful dreams, and strong symbolic appreciation.
Cancer – Regular Edition on paper
image size aprox. 50 x 65 cm | 19.6 x 25.6 inch
Edition of 75
Cancer – Small Edition on paper
image size aprox. 35 x 45 cm | 13.8 x 17.7 inch
Edition of 150
Cancer – Luxury Edition on canvas
image size aprox. 90 x 70 cm | 35.4 x 27.5 inch
Edition of 25
Cancer is a limited edition “Giclée” print of the original painting, made with archival pigment inks on heavy stock, natural white (not bleached) fine art etching paper. The matte etching paper nicely presents the brushstrokes and texture of the original painting.
All prints are signed and numbered by the original artist in the border beneath the image and come with a certificate of authenticity and an embossed stamp by the master printer.
Derived from the French, “giclée” means “sprayed” and is an advanced digital printmaking technology involving archival quality inks that are finely jet streamed onto fine archival papers. Giclee printing provides superior color accuracy and incredible detail over other modes of reproduction.
Giclee prints can be found in New York’s Metropolitan Museum as well as galleries and auction houses throughout the world.
This is a signed and numbered limited edition print from the original painting Cancer by Jake Baddeley and is available in different sizes. It is printed on heavy quality 300 grams Hahnemuhle fine art paper and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Both the print and the certificate are numbered and signed by the original artist. Furthermore, the Regular Edition comes with an embossed logo of the Master Printer (Re-art in The Netherlands). The print does not come framed, the frames on the pictures here are for presentation purposes only.
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