“Oak” linocut on Irish linen
Made by Gail Kelly
‘Oak’ square unframed mount, linocut on Irish linen by Gail Kelly. Handmade in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Text on the back: ‘Linen is synonymous with Ireland. For hundreds of years generations of skilled weavers have produced this unique fabric known the world over for its superior quality and classic beauty. The Celtic people of Ireland revered trees not only as a vital source of food, fuel and building materials but also believed them to be sacred and assigned various attributes to different species.’
OAK – The oak tree symbolizes endurance and triumph and was sacred to the ancient celts. Its hard wood was traditionally used to make doors. The oak tree is associated with the summer solstice, a time to look backwards and forwards over the year.
An original linocut printed on Irish linen, made by hand in Gail’s studio using her victorian cast iron press. Supplied ready to frame in a soft white mount, signed by the artist.
Approximate size: mount – height 25cm, width 25cm image – 14cm x 14cm
About the maker:
‘My linocuts printed on Irish linen are inspired by the countryside where I live along with local folklore and traditions. I also make hand stitched linen collages inspired by the gorgeous gardens and beautiful landscapes I see on my travels in Britain and Ireland.’