Rite of Passage, oil, 70 x 100 cm
© Fergus Andrew Ryan, 2015
The 'Eye' is from the old Norse word for island, 'ey', and occurs in the names of several of the islands off the coast of County Dublin (Dalkey, Skerries, Lambay), names dating from the Viking invasions in the eighth century. The inhabited island has an eighth-century church ruin, and is also visible from my studio. It appears in my painting 'Tidepool'.
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