‘The Giant’s Causeway’

Acrylic on Canvas, FRAMED – 61 x 61 cm

“It looks like the beginning of the world, somehow: the sea looks older than in other places, the hills and rocks strange, and formed differently from other rocks and hills…The hill-tops are shattered into a thousand cragged fantastical shapes. The savage rock-sides are painted of a hundred colours. Does the sun ever shine here? When the world was moulded and fashioned out of formless chaos, this must have been the bit over—a remnant of chaos!”

William Thackeray
The Irish Sketchbook of 1842

Inspired by the spectacular maze of basalt columns and hexagons that make up the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, this statement painting is layered with vibrant green signifying the ‘Emerald Isle’. The energy depicts the explosion of volcanic gases and formation of what is truly a sight that needs to be seen to be believed. The rock formations were caused by a thick layer of molten basaltic lava flowing along the chalk beds of the coast, cooling and hardening and forming a pattern of hexagonal cracks, progressively forming columns.

Painting on display at Framewerk Gallery in Belfast. please contact me for pricing information and to purchase.

(please know that colours will slightly vary from screen to screen)

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