Sharri LaPierre - Vancouver, Washington USA
Caer & Angus
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Caer & Angus
This image represents an old Celtic myth about two lovers. Angus goes to Bov the Red, King of the Danaans of Munster, where he is entertained and taken to the lakeshore where he sees 150 maidens walking hand in hand, but one is head and shoulders taller than all the others. He asks her name and is told she is Caer.
After some difficulty he finds her father and asks for her hand, but is refused three times. Finally, her father tells him that only Caer has the power to accept his proposal and that he can find her at the Lake of the Dragon's Mouth next Nov. 1. Come Nov. 1 poor Angus is eagerly waiting at the lakes edge when 150 white swans alight on the lake. He calls her name and one swan raises her head above all the others, they make eye contact and he immediately becomes a swan, too, and they fly off together, making a music so divine that all who hear it are lulled to sleep for three days and nights. From then on they spend half of the year as mortals and half of the year as swans. Angus is the special deity and friend of youths and maidens.
Vancouver, Washington USA
Paper Dimension: 7.5 inches x 10 inches
Image Dimension: 6.5 inches x 9 inches
Block: 5 blocks: 1 cherry, 4 luan plywood Pigment or Ink: Sumi plus Guerra pigment dispersians (moku hanga)
Paper: Echizen Kozo (I think....)
Edition: 40 + 4 A/P