Monday, December 22, 2008
On the Ridge of the Two Spirits of the Air
I was asked along with eleven other Irish illustrators to contribute an image to the AIB Calendar for 2009.
The theme was about special unknown places around Ireland.
We all had great freedom with the brief.
Here is my painting and the blurb I put with it.
'Dromahair is a magical place for me. It is in an area steeped in history and folklore.
WB Yeats visited the town often, and speaks of Dromahair in his poem,"The Man who dreamed of Faeryland":
My picture, set in the ruins of Creveelea Abbey on the hill above the town, is inspired by the etymology of the name: 'Droim a dhá Eathair' meaning "the Ridge of the two air-spirits".'
Thanks to BrenB for including me in this lovely project.
You can get a free copy of the calendar from AIB branches if you are a customer of theirs.