Sweeneys emancipation at sunrise

Sweeneys emancipation at sunriseFrom a new series – exploring the exciting complexity of current art theory and practice. In this image I reference an ancient Irish (celtic) mythological figure called Sweeney from pre-Christian Ireland. This wonderful tale is about a king who was cursed by St Ronan, becoming a tortured soul, half man, half bird, condemned to live out his life in trees, fleeing from his human companions. My image captures the moment (my addition to this tale and a reflection on the healing of the Irish psyche) when this sorry soul is released from his tortured past into the optimism of a new dawn.


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