This piece has been inspired by the poem "The Song of Wandering Aengus" by William Butler Yeats.
Hand beading, machine and hand embroidery of a variety of fabrics including silver leather, satin and silk make up this unique piece of textile art. Two lines of the poem have been typed with a vintage typewriter onto cotton in the middle ground of this artwork.
The piece is mounted and framed.
About the poem
Like many of Yeats' poems this is about unrequited and idealised love.
Aengus is struck by an intense infatuation with “a glimmering girl” and sets off in search of her.
She runs and disappears into thin air. The final stanza depicts Aengus as an old man, he has spent his whole life looking for the "glimmering girl" who appeared to him that day when he was out fishing. Even though he's old, he's determined to find out where the girl has gone.
If you wish to listen to the poem you can do so here
as read by Michael Gambon.
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.
The piece is framed in a limed wood box frame behind glass. As I am passionate about sustainability, my frames 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!)
Shipping is with An Post and you will receive a tracking number so you can follow its journey,
Registered post is also available.