She is finally done and up in my store!
The words that come to me when I look at this piece are "Tuath Dé Danann", meaning "People of the goddess Dana". In Irish mythology, the Tuath Dé Danann were one of the first tribes of Ireland, a people who came to be regarded as almost mythical by the Milesian people who followed after. Despite overthrowing the Dé Danann, the Milesians came to revere them for their beautiful artistry, with legend lifting them into the realm almost of deities over time; into the fabled kings and queens of old.
The leading goddess Dana is the most ancient of the Celtic gods, and represents the spirit of motherhood and of nature.
When I think of nature I think of it's ability to regrow, even out of almost nothingness. I think that's what this artwork is about; that point of stillness and the start of new life, when everything is about to flourish. Doesn't matter what has happened in the past, there is always a new dawn, new start, new chance. I called her "Regeneration" because of that.
Anyway I hope you like her! Please let me know of you'd like me to make more art in muted tones such as this. I'd like to, but I wonder what you think. Much love to you on this day ♡
Ps - she is hard to photograph. I have lightened her slightly for instagram
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