Sheela na Gig
A Wall mounted piece, suitable for interior or exterior walls or doorways.
Sheela na Gig are ancient sculptures found extensively all over Ireland. They were often discovered above doorways in churches - however they predate Christianity in Ireland.
Nobody knows the meaning behind them but there are so many interesting theories, ranging from fertility or childbirth symbols to gateways to the afterlife.
I was very happy to receive this commission. The Sheela fits right into the ancient totem-like figures that influence my work.
Limited edition's 4 and 5 of 9
Media: Ceramic, (stoneware)
Size: 26cm -22cm - 10cm