A series of artworks about the winter season in Britain and some of the mythology/legends that surround it. In particular I am interested the Celtic legends.
The Queen of Winter (Cailleach Bheara/Beira), rises from her slumbers at Samhainn (1 November) and heralds the return of winter; Scottish legend has it that the Cailleach shaped the mountains and glens and controlled the weather. She is also known in Ireland as The Hag of Beara. She is a Celtic deity, the goddess of the winter months and said to control the weather, winds and the length/harshness of the winter. Cailleach can mean "veiled one", a wise/spiritual woman, or fortune teller or impossibly old woman/hag. #sensuouspractice
Reconnecting and awakening spirit, psyche, body and magic.
("the sleeper awakens" is also in Dune by Frank Herbert, one of my favourite books).
WINTER 2: THE SLEEPER AWAKENS
CONTACT IJE FOR PRICE DETAILS
original mixed media painting on canvas (acrylic paint, glitter glue, pastel, oil pastel, mica dust, re-used paper, plastic, mirrored glass and swarf) in white wood frame; w 63 x h 88 cm