The Equinox Stone


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This painting is my tribute to an anonymous artist who walked these lands more than 5000 years ago, a Neolithic artist putting the finishing touches to his beautiful artwork on the equinox stone in Cairn T at Loughcrew, by the light of his tallow candle.

This stone is the one that is illuminated by the rising Equinox sun, as it shines into the chamber and moves down the face of the stone, highlighting different parts of the artwork as it goes.

Of course, we don’t know who really made this artwork. It could have been a man or a woman, an old or a young person, or maybe even a team of people working together! This is just the image that comes into my mind’s eye when I imagine the scene. The point is that it was someone of flesh-and-blood just like us. Someone who knew these lands as home, who had a family and a community, and who was every bit as brilliant and flawed as each of us.

This is an 9.5″ × 7.5″ giclée print, printed on Hahnemühle William Turner paper and signed by Shelly Mooney.