|My Celtic Tree Series began unconsciously, and
quite accidentally when I was literally stopped in my tracks by this
ancient Yew that became number One. Then, the memory of the Hawthorn
at Saint Ciarn's Well at Clonmacnoise in County Offaly stirred me
into producing number Two, and now I'm hooked. Oak ["Guardian
Spirit"] is number Three, and Gort [Ivy] is number Four in the
painting called "Where Spirits Dwell".
It is most appropriate to honor the Spirits of Trees as their names
were the basis of the ancient Ogham alphabet, i.e. Oak - Duir -
Letter D Additionally, there are many mystical, medicinal, and
symbolic associations connected to each tree, and I do not profess
to know them all; rather, my aim is simply to paint, and in doing
so, share a bit of my reverence of trees with you.
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