Monday, 11 January 2010

EARTHWORKS ART

ART AND CREATIVITY INSPIRED BY THE LAND, ITS' PEOPLE, THEIR ANCIENT TRADITIONS, LIFE, STORIES, MYSTERIES, AND MAGIC.

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CALLANISH. 
Callanish stone circle on the Isle of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland.

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CAVE ART
Pastel drawing inspired by european palaeolithic cave art.

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BLUE CAVE ARTInspired by european palaeolithic cave art

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WURMSTONE 
Inspired by the 'cup and ring' carved stones from Brow moor, near Ravenscar on the north east coast of England.

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BLODEUWEDD
Blodeuwedd, from the ancient welsh tale of Math son of Mathonwy from the Mabinogion.
Blodeuwedd was a maiden created from flowers by the wizard Gwydion.


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                                        CELTIC DOGS

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PSYSTONE
Inspired by neolithic carved 'cup and ring stones' and carved stonework from the the long barrow at New Grange in Ireland.

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STARSTONES
More Neolithic rock carvings from north eastern England.


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STARSTONES 2

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SPIRALS

Painting based on entoptic patterns carved on Neolithic stone monuments in Britain and western europe.

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ELEMENTS

Earth water fire and air
met together in a garden fair
put in a basket bound with skin......


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FOREST LADY
Forest goddess of pagan europe.

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BARROW WIGHT
Barrow wights are said to be the spirits which haunt the ancient neolithic long barrows of ancient britain.


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MEN-AN-TOL
Men an tol stones on Dartmoor, Cornwall, England.

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OAK TREE CERNUNNOS

Cernunnos is the Celtic forest god and lord of the animals, seen here as depicted on the Gundestrup cauldron. Oak trees were sacred to the celtic druids.

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RUNESTONE SHEELAGH NA GIG
Sheelagh-na-gig as depicted in medieval carvings from all over Britain and Ireland, with scandinavian runes from the ancient Futhark.

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SHEELAGH NA GIG
Another depiction of Sheelagh-na-gig.

4 comments:

ruthie said...

Hello from scotland! thank you for visiting my blog and leading me over to yours. I am fascinated, you have created wonderful space, i love al of your blogs and i shall get quite lost looking and reading. thank you so much * ruthie

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work !

Blessed Wild Apple Girl said...

I love all your beautiful art! So connected to the land and ancient ways. xxxxxxxxxxx

RowanDeVoe said...

wow, all of these images are so amazing. i knew some of these stories but not all of them. i love all of this ancient myth and legend-so fascinating! love how you have depicted it and made it all into new art that is your own.