Elisabeth Sonrel (French, 1874 - 1953), "Les Hirondelles; Souvenir", ("The Swallows of Remembrance") #mucha

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"The Swallow's Tail" was Salvador Dalí's last painting, based on the mathematical catastrophe theory of René Thom. It was taken from Thom’s four-dimensional graph of the same title, combined with a second catastrophe graph, the s-curve dubbed, 'the cusp'. Thom’s model is alongside the curves of a cello and the instrument’s f-holes, which, as they lack the small pointed side-cuts of a traditional f-hole, connote the mathematical symbol for an integral in calculus: \int_{}^{}."

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The swallow is a bird that chooses a mate for life and will only nest with that bird and no other. Therefore a swallow tattoo is also a symbol for everlasting love and loyalty to the family. Swallow pairs travel long distances, only to find their way back to each other at home.

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Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/124166727/thumbelina-and-the-swallow-jointed-paper

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The Swallow Clock By Haoshi Design Studio | http://www.yatzer.com/Swallow-Clock-Haoshi-Design-Studio

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