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"Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another. The function of the artist is the mythologization of the environment and the world."

                                                Joseph Campbell

 
 
A Cabinet of Curiosities
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I have always been fascinated by the intricate, fluid quality of Celtic knotwork and spiral forms, and by the many representations of animals found in Celtic artwork. The Ancients attempted to understand the mysterious and often inexplicable world around them by projecting their own conscious and unconscious imagery onto the surrounding landscape, and the animals that inhabited it. The symbolic references present in their mythological representations, whether on metalwork, hillside or carved in stone, seem to fill these images with a secret soul, a spirit, that elevates them above the merely decorative. My intention has been to interpret ancient British and Celtic mystical imagery in a style that I can best describe as intuitive. Some of my artwork is more whimsical in nature, although the symbolic elements are always present in some form. The essence of my artwork is derived from my love of mythology and folklore and my memories of the beautiful landscape of the British Isles. By infusing many of these works with my own celestial symbolism I have attempted to imbue them with a language and spirit of their own.  As an adjunct to the 'Celestial Navigation' assemblages that have been my main source of creative expression for several years, I have also produced some celestial themed paintings. These serve as a way to further explore some cosmic curiosities, the strange and beautiful whorls of galaxies and the alchemy of stars visible in nebulae and supernovae.

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"RECIPROCITY - THE HRAEFN & THE MYSTYLDENE"
2006
ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
6" x 6"
SOLD


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"ETERNITY"
2006
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10" x 10" 


 

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"CLAWEDIUS REX"
2005
ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
6" x 6"


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 "PURRING DERVISH"
2006
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
8" x  8"
SOLD  

 


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  "EOSTRE" (DETAIL)
2005
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10" x 30"

"Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another. The function of the artist is the mythologization of the environment and the world."

                                                Joseph Campbell 


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"THE LEGEND OF THE THREE HARES"
2006
ACRYLIC & ON CANVAS
12" x 12
"
SOLD



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"FELINE TRINITY"
2006
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
         12" ROUND           
SOLD  

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"LUNAR HARE"
2006
ACRYLIC & ON CANVAS
8" ROUNDS
SOLD

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"LEPUS"
2005
ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
10" x 10"

SOLD 

“I stood upon that silent hill,
And stared into the sky until
My eyes were blind with stars and still
I stared into the sky.” 
Ralph Hodgson, The Song of Honour  

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"SIRIUS"
2006
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS BOARD
11" x 14"

"...blazing as the star that cometh forth at Harvest-time, shining forth amid the host of stars in the darkness of the night, the star whose name men call Orion's Dog. Brightest of all is he…”                                      Homer 

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"GRIMALKIN"
2006
ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
10" x 10"

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"THE LANGUAGE OF THE SPHERES"
2006
ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
12" x 12"

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"EQUINOX"
2008
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
4" x 6"
SOLD

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 "DEEP SPACE OBSERVATIONS"
2005
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10" x 10"

 “A thousand little wisps,
 Faint nebulae, Luminous fans and milky streaks of fire…”
Alfred Noyes, The Torch Bearers 

 
 
 
 

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