Ériu -Spirit of the Land
“Ériu is the very land of Ireland – her trees, her winds, her rivers and wells. To this day Ireland remains deeply entrenched in its reverence of the land, of the actual green plains and rolling hills of the fertile, mystical island of the Gaels and the Tuatha Dé Danann. There is power in the rocks and hills, in the very soil itself and the Irish have never forgotten this truth. Lie on her grass and feel her comfort. Step on her dirt and feel her support. She is alive and breathing every day, smiling on the children who make their way to her shores…… Ériu stays with each of us who has been touched by the beauty and majesty of the land. The land is alive, a deep spirit that roots each of us into the very heart and soul of Ireland and the goddess Ériu.”
- limited edition print of original pen and ink drawing
- edition of 200 (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.
I started drawing and painting this piece during the few weeks when I had been to Mayo to climb Croagh Patrick , Donegal to climb Errigal Mountain aswell as hike through Glenveagh National Park. I had also visited Uisneach in Westmeath for the Bealtaine festival . It was here that I came across Ail na Muireann (the stone of divisions). It marks the sacred centre point of Ireland and it is believed that this is the resting place of Ériu.