In this piece, I have explored Celtic design and really enjoyed the process. Geese are hugely prominent in Irish mythology. The egg arrived in the centre during the painting process and it was only after that I found out the Egyptian connection below. For those who know me, you'll know I've always had a huge connection to Egypt, so it was fascinating to see the link unfold unconsciously.
In Ancient Egypt, the goose “was the Sun as it emerged from the primeval egg” (Albert Champdour, Le Livre des Morts) – a solar bird-god that laid the golden egg (the sun) each morning.
Pharoahs who identified with the sun were shown with their souls in the shape of a goose. And when a new pharaoh was proclaimed, four wild geese were released to the four corners of the Earth to tell the gods of the new earthly ruler. So the Egyptians saw the goose as a messenger between heaven and earth.
I had no idea of that myth when painting this piece. But it really resonates!
The print measures 12 " x 12" (30cm x 30cm) and comes beautifully mounted (16" x 16")
The larger size measures 20" x 20" (50cm x 50cm) Limited Edition Prints come rolled safely in a presentation tube