How profound and sacred was the vision of our ancestors.
Feel the spirit of Ireland in soulful pieces created in my studio in Quechee, Vermont.
Soul-stirring symbols of Ancient Ireland
For the ancient Irish people, the sky was a screen on which they projected their most profound speculations and spiritual needs and thus it is reflected in their symbolic art. The symbols at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, Ireland particularly intrigue and inspire me to express and communicate their secret language in my own art. In my research, I have found these symbols to be universal expressions of humanity and it is upon that premise that I feel moved to create what I feel to be the magical talismans that you see on this site.
The Megalithic passage Cairns were built around 3500-3200 BC making them older than Stonehenge or the Pyramids in Egypt. It is likely that these temples of the ancestors were places of astronomical, spiritual and ceremonial importance.
-- Deirdre Donnelly
Newgrange, Ireland built 3200 BC with people waiting to enter the passage that is aligned with the winter solstice sunrise.