St Brigid-Upon-the-Land

This piece began on St. Brigid’s Day (Feb 1) with the intention it honor the abbess who heralds spring and aids farmers. The handmade stone texture contains gathered wheat stalks, a nod to traditional St. Brigid Crosses woven of reeds. It has acrylic with oxidized iron to symbolize the strength of the earth. Prairie limestone honors local land spirits. I used snowmelt to represent a change of season. Burnt Sienna pigment represents the fertile soil and harkens to a spring robin breast. The very structural thick texture applied to the corners is symbolic of the four seasons and reminds us be faithful at all times.

Sold to a lovely family who loves the land.