Ltd edition of 300, 100% silk with a handrolled edge, 130cm x 130cm
This print was inspired by a photograph of my fiancé, big wave surfer Al Mennie, facing down a massive wave during Storm Barbara at the end of last year. The image went crazy in the press, a man standing strong against a huge writhing monster from the sea. It put me in mind of the tales of monsters and serpents that live in the depths of our tempestuous seas. For a country that has famously been rid of snakes and serpents by St Patrick, they loom large in our folklore.
Various serpents and stories are coiled and writhing on this print. The Muirdris, a fearsome sea monster- sometimes a dragaon, sometimes a water horse- was the nemesis of King Fergus of Ulster and lived in
Dundrum Bay. Lig-na-Paiste, the last serpent in Ireland, a fire breathing creature from the beginning of time, was caged by St Murrough and is said to still live on the bed of Lough Foyle, causing strange tides. The Morrigan would often take on the appearance of a sea serpent when confronting heroes.
The Celts believed that the sun and the moon hatched from blood-red serpent eggs, hidden in a willow tree. The sea serpent’s connection to the moon meant it was thought to control the tides, and has been known to have contradictory meanings- life and death, danger and assistance, illusion and reality.
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Please note that due to the nature of silk and with the scarves being printed in small batches that colours can vary slightly, although we try our best to ensure continuity. Due to this and computer/ phone screen settings the colours can look a little different to above. If you require a specific colour or shade we would advise purchasing from one of our retailers so you can view the product in real life before purchase.
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