Eye of Achill by Mariya Olshevska

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(It’s an extreme close up of the mythic Hawk’s eye)
It’s part of a diptych of images. See “Hawk of Achill” for the other half:)

colored inks + watercolor + micron ink pen + rapidograph pen!

Illustrated this passage:

“Celtic tradition lists the oldest animal as the Hawk of Achill. As with many other birds, the hawk is a messenger of the various worlds. However, it is noted as being more skillful and stronger than most others of its species. To hear the cry of a hawk during a journey is an indication that it would be wise to be alert to upcoming situations that require boldness and decisiveness in order to keep from being thrown off-balance. The hawk was considered a noble bird that brought the sun within his feathers, and enabled recollection and the ability to progress.”


celtic, knots, iconography, legend, myth, hawk, eye, bird, knot work, mystic, ornate, detailed, symbols, trinity, magic, moon, stars, fortune, omen, foreboding, feathers

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  • artemiy108
    artemiy108about 3 years ago

    !!! Good work !!!

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