In a densely wooded Ireland, fifteen hundred years ago, birds were valued as an integral part of a vibrant folklore. Each of the Ogham letters was assigned a bird. This list, termed 'The Enogam' appears in the medieval manuscript Auraicept na nÉces (The Scholar's Primer).
Similarly, trees were valued both for their nutritional and economic uses, and for their ritual and symbolic significance. Each Ogham letter is associated with it's tree name, possibly acting as an aide-memoire.
Mary has created this series of sketches in which each bird or tree is represented, accompanied by it's Ogham symbol, Old Irish name and name in English.
|Stretched canvas prints €45|
Each bird and tree in the series is also available as a print on card. A5 €5 A4 €10