The Artist describes the painting in there own words

Tir Na N�g means 'Land of the Young/Youth' In Irish mythology and folklore it is one of the names for the Celtic Otherworld. T�r na n�g is best known from the tale of Ois�n and Niamh. In the tale, Ois�n (a human hero) and Niamh (a woman of the Otherworld) fall in love. She brings him to T�r na n�g on a magical horse that can travel over water. After spending what seems to be three years there, Ois�n becomes homesick and wants to return to Ireland. When he does he finds 300 years have passed and he ages rapidly and dies.

The way to Tir Na N�g incorporates a multitude of different media. There is an old torn collagraph on handmade paper, drawing and acrylic inks on manipulated paper sewn together and beads sewn on like a pot of treasure hidden away at the end of a path in the mossy hills. Working intuitively with the papers in front of me, it reminded me of the look and feel of some of the hills on a trip to Ireland; the green grass and mossy hills bright in the sunshine after the rain. This led to thoughts of the fairy people and the myths and legends that surround you in that countryside. Whilst often my collaged pieces are glued together, this seemed more appropriate to be sewn, with the running stitch creating a path weaving along the hills towards the treasure

Read more about the artist Audrey Bowling here.

Artist : Audrey Bowling (Great Dunmow)

Framed : YES

Original : YES

Medium : inks on watercolour and handmade paper sewn together and beads added

Availability : In stock.

UK Delivery : £12.95 (Tracked delivery service)

Our Ref : AB-TNN

The Way to Tir Na Nog


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