Created on April 29, 2023
18 Dublin Rd, Belfast BT7 1DH, UK

The Selkie

Painted as part of Hit the North 2023 with Hennessy

The artist says...

Selkies are mythological creatures that feature heavily in Irish and Scottish Celtic folklore. Shapeshifters that can go between the ocean and land by use of their seal skin cloak. Originally depicted as peaceful and beautiful creatures but like many female figures within folklore, as our cultures changed, stories shifted to depict them as either victims of humans or a threat to them. I created this piece to reclaim the beauty, strength and peace of the Selkie, the keepers of our seas.

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Hunted by Adam Turkington.

Marker details

CommissionedSeedhead Arts
FestivalHit the North
Camera usedNikon D750
Marker typeartwork
CountryUnited Kingdom