"Finding Peace"

€140,00

"I Would Find Peace"

This textile artwork is Inspired by the poem "Faoiseamh mo Gheobhadsa" by Mairtin O Direain, a native of the Aran Islands. 

Faoiseamh a Gheobhadsa,” written in Irish by Máirtín Ó Direáin, is a poetic pathway to peace and security. Although it speaks of walking between the shore and the sea, the poem is about the solid sense of identity we find in places and people, in land and language. I believe we all want to feel closer to the sea, the land and family since lockdown has made us think about what is important to us. We are all in some way trying to find peace in some form.

The piece features vintage Aran knit that has been embellished by hand with moss green glass beads, Donegal tweed that adds more colour and texture. The poem has been typed manually on Karena's vintage writer ( a turquoise 1957 Smith Corona Corsair). 

As each piece is made by hand using a variety of fabrics, no two pieces are the exact same so bear this in mind when ordering. If a piece is in stock it will be shipped within 24 hours. 

Frame

The piece is framed in a limed wood box frame behind glass. As I am passionate about sustainability, my frames, packaging and wrapping are custom made in Ireland.  

Frame measures 26 x 26 cm.

Artwork measures 12 x 12 cm

Each framed artwork is packed very carefully in custom made cardboard boxes followed by a layer of bubble wrap and then wrapped with biodegradable wrapping paper and tied up with string (these are a few of my favourite things!

Click and collect option if you are living nearby!

The full poem can be read below in Irish and English.

Irish/ As Gaeilge

English

Faoiseamh a gheobhadsa

I would find peace

Seal beag gairid

For a short time

I measc mo dhaoine

In the midst of my people

Ar oileán mara

On an island of the sea

Ag siúl cois cladaigh

Walking by the strand

Maidin is tráthnóna

Morning and evening

Ó Luain go Sathairn

From Monday to Saturday

Thiar ag baile

At home in the west

 

 

Faoiseamh a gheobhadsa

I would find peace

Seal beag gairid

For a short time

I measc mo dhaoine

In the midst of my people

Ar oileán mara

On an island of the sea

Ó chrá chroí

From torments of the heart

Ó uaigneas duairc

From miserable solitude

Ó bhfuar d'aigne

From coldness of the mind

Thiar ag baile

At home in the west

 


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