Friday, December 29, 2006


Ériu (16 x 16 acrylic on canvas, SOLD).

Here is the newest painting from my series From Beyond the Ninth Wave: Ériu was the eponymous patron goddess of Ireland. She was one of three Tuatha Dé Danann Queens, the others being her sisters Fodla and Banba, who requested that their names be given to the country. Ériu (Éire) became the chief name in use while Fodla and Banba are used as poetic names for Ireland.

Because Ériu is believed to have been mainly an earth goddess, I thought it would be appropriate to use an earth-based object, rather than an outer-space one, as inspiration for this painting. I used an image of lichen and moss growing on a rock as a reference for this painting.


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