imago corvi

adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

Emain Macha

This piece is based on one that was found near the ancient Irish hill fort of Emain Macha Three kings agreed to split the governing of Ireland among themselves, taking … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Athene

The etymology of Athene’s name is uncertain. Some say it is derived from the word for ‘mind’. The name relates to the city of Athens – but most stories agree … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Artemis

Artemis means ‘vigorous’ In Greek mythology, Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. One of the most widely venerated of the gods and … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Trees

I have two main tree designs which can be altered to indicate different trees by changing the terminals and colour. (See also Thorn Trees) This one is based on a … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Crows

When I was a child I was not happy to have Crowe as my surname. It gave the other kids fodder for teasing. “Go fly south, crow-bird” they’d holler. It … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Bare Bones

I have been thinking alot about bones lately. A couple of years ago I was introduced to the myth of skeleton woman. This is a myth of the Inuit people, … Continue reading

April 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

Crows

When I was a child I was not happy to have Crowe as my surname. It gave the other kids fodder for teasing. “Go fly south, crow-bird” they’d holler. It … Continue reading

January 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

King Otter

Since my work is inspired by folklore and myth – a piece always starts with a story.In Irish folklore the otter is often characterized as a friendly and helpful creature, … Continue reading

September 11, 2009 · 4 Comments

St Patrick’s Day Stories

I was all set to write a very disgruntled St Patrick’s Day post about the evils of green beer and issues of cultural appropriation as applied to Irish culture , … Continue reading

March 17, 2009 · Leave a comment

St Joan

As I explore the possibilities of grisaille enamel – I thought I would investigate the possibilities of pre-Raphaelite style. I found this image of a Dante Rossetti painting in a … Continue reading

March 16, 2009 · Leave a comment

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