Celtic Art

These paintings comprise a collection of artwork inspired by Celtic culture, art, history and tradition. The Celts believed people and spirits occupied two worlds, this world and the Otherworld. Death brought you to the Otherworld and birth brought you back to this world. The Celtic Druids would sacrifice bull and oxen on stone alters in oak groves in an attempt to communicate with the Otherworld. The images created by the spattered blood were examined and deciphered. The practice is similar to finding faces and animals in the clouds - you don't need to sacrifice animals to have a similar creative experience. In this collection entitled Celtic Art, I am appropriating the methods of the druids for the sake of creating beautiful paintings of natural imagery as an homage to The Order of the Wise from so long ago and to see if they have anything to say.