This piece forms part of an ongoing series of paintings inspired by the swans at Tralee Bay, Co. Kerry ~ where nature and nostalgia intertwine in a delicate dance. I have wonderful childhood memories of looking out the car window and being mesmerised by these graceful, serene and mystical creatures. Still, to this day, I find them fascinating to watch.
In Irish mythology, swans are often associated with beauty, transformation, and love. The most famous reference to swans in Irish folklore is the story of the Children of Lir. According to the legend, Lir's four children were transformed into swans by their jealous stepmother. The swans then spent 900 years on different lakes in Ireland, symbolizing endurance and the cyclical nature of life.
Swans are also sometimes linked to the Celtic goddess Brigid, who is associated with healing, poetry, and inspiration. The swan, with its graceful presence, aligns with the attributes of beauty and artistic inspiration in Celtic traditions.
Size: 43 x 55 cm including frame.
Materials: Acrylic & gouache on handmade cotton rag paper.
Details: This is an original painting. It is hand-signed and titled on the back. Sealed with varnish. It is framed using conservation grade anti-reflective glass.
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