Ar lan y môr (I) (Beside the sea) - A friend had sent me a link to a photograph of Llanddwyn Island which is a small tidal island off the west coast of Anglesey. It has a close association with Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers, making her the Welsh equivalent of St. Valentine. The name Llanddwyn means "The church of St. Dwynwen" and the remains of the church are passed on the way to the island.

Using the photograph (with thanks to landscape photographer Simon Kitchin for allowing me to use it) as a source for my print, with February 14th in mind, I purposely searched for some fitting words to accompany the image. I eventually chose the first verse from "Ar lan y môr" - a well know traditional Welsh folksong. The carved lettering forms an integral part of the image and fits both in terms of being a love song and its references to the subject of the print.

There is a translation here.

   
 
 

 

Title: Ar lan y môr (I)
Colours: single colour linocut
Edition No: 25
Print area size: 14cm x 14cm
Price unframed: £60.00

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