Midsummer's Eve (2nd edition)
Midsummer’s Eve takes place around the time of the Summer Solstice (which is the longest day of the year). At this time of year everything is abundant and flourishing. Nature’s lavishness has reached its pinnacle. This is a time for love and a time for lovers. As the sun sets on the eve of Midsummer bonfires are lit on the hilltops as a celebration of the power of the sun. The fires also honour the sun’s decline until its return the following year. Midsummer is believed to be a time when the veil between this world and the Otherworld thins. Fairies are at their most playful and most powerful. On this night a mortal may witness fairy dances and fairy celebrations beneath the full moon, but discreet observation is advised as many a poor soul, upon discovery, has been spirited away by the fairies.
- limited edition print of original pen and ink drawing
- edition of 150 - 2nd edition (divided into 3 sizes)
- printed on archival paper using ultrachrome archival inks
- story is included with the print
This print is packaged in a compostable corn-starch bag (except for 35 x 25 cm size ). It will be shipped flat between two pieces of strong cardboard and wrapped in brown paper.
This piece was drawn on Midsummer's Eve in Marlay Park Woods. I visited the beautiful Marlay Park fairy tree for
inspiration before I started drawing. I ended up finding a comfortable spot by a stream and the drawing developed as a couple dancing and
some mischievious fairies around a fire.