“Bluebird of Happiness” Poster, 36x24”

$45.00 USD

 

Spark some joy with this poster of a bluebird and lyre atop a decorative bench edged with flowers. Subtle hints of color give this poster the feel of an antique, hand-tinted photograph.


Details

Mockup of a 36x24” “Bluebird of Happiness” poster in a black frame hanging over a contemporary-style bed. The room is bright and airy, with accents of light wood, grays, tans, and black.

Add a touch of sophistication to any room with this fine art, semi-gloss poster. Printed on thicker, higher-quality paper than traditional posters.

* 36x24”
* 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
* Fingerprint resistant

After you order, your poster will be printed especially for you, usually within 2-5 business days. The printmaker then ships it rolled directly to you.

This makes your order more environmentally sustainable because:

* Resources are only used to create posters people want.

* Eliminating warehouse space saves energy.

* Less shipping trips mean less impact from transportation.

Find out more information on the latest shipping times and impacts.

(Note: Posters print without watermarks. I include those on web images so that no matter where they end up, people will be able to find my website.)

Symbolism

… and over our heads will float
the Blue Bird singing of beautiful and impossible things, of
things that are lovely and that never happened, of things that are
not and that should be….

~ Oscar Wilde, “The Decay of Lying”

In many cultures around the world, bluebirds symbolize happiness and hope.

Some Native American mythologies associate bluebirds with the rising sun or the return of spring. Besides hope, these also imply resurrection/regeneration, making the bluebird a fitting symbol in a cemetery.

The cemetery bench in the photo above combines the bluebird with a lyre and miniature roses, two other generally happy symbols that also convey deeper meanings.

In ancient Greek mythology, the lyre is a signature instrument of the Muses and Apollo, who most often strummed and sang at happy festivities.

However, as keepers of history, one of the Muses’ most important tasks was singing at heroes’ funerals to ensure they’d always be remembered. Those who didn’t receive this honor would be forgotten in time.

Funnily enough, roses were a favorite flower of the Muses, who sometimes wore roses in their hair.

Roses symbolize beauty, love, and hope. In Christianity, roses are strongly associated with the Virgin Mary and, therefore, purity.