OLD, WISE, WARRIOR © Hamish Burgess 2005.
Signed and numbered Limited Edition Giclée print of 300 on water-colour paper. Approx 16.5 x 12 inches, plus a white unprinted border.
Modern Celtic art by Hamish Burgess, originally hand painted with acrylics and watercolours on ragpaper.
This original piece mixes shapes after the early Celtic La Tène style, and zoomorphic creatures. Drawn first by Hamish in 2005, and applied as a forearm tattoo for a late Irish friend, who had this in his collection of my work.
The green, white and orange Dragon symbolises the antiquity of Ireland, and from Irish mythology the fish is the Salmon of Knowledge, and the dog is the warrior Cú Chulainn. At the heart of the piece surrounded by white is a Triscele, representing the ancient Celtic Mother Goddess, with her three aspects as Maiden, Mother and Crone.
The curvilinear shapes containing the animals are on a background of faint trisceles and spirals.
All prints signed and numbered by the artist in pencil at the bottom.
The print you receive will not have the artist’s name across it, as in the photo. That is for internet viewing only.
Aloha and mahalo for looking.