Bíonn siúlach scéalach means travel mean broadens the mind, or travellers have stories tell or walkers have stories. Not all Irish sayings have direct translations and this is one. If you are familiar with Gaeilge you might recognise siúl to walk and scéal is story or tale.
The symbol like an eye inspired by the stone of Mullaghmast, Co Kildare. It was a coronation stone for kings of Leinster. I love Celtic symbolism, I’ve wandered through many standing stones which has influenced my work.
This is a 3 colour screen print, hand pulled in Kilkenny. The background colour is textured silver threaded cloth and is associated with travel for me. Cloth is a basis for gifting in so many cultures. The 2nd colour is a hand drawn symbol of a compass and the final illustrated lettering is my own weaving of the Irish language and symbolism, with aquatint effect to convey a stoney impression.
- Print size 20cm X 20cm
- Edition of 20 hand pulled prints (5 remaining) This is not a giclée or desktop print
- Hand printed on Fabriano cotton paper
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