Sunday, January 15, 2017

Made in Europe - Joke

Joke Buursma, Ireland - Ogham, Old Celtic Script II

This work is an abstract impression of the Ogham script.

Ogham, an ancient rune-like writing system, is carved in stones across Ireland and Britain. The Ogham script recorded the earliest Old Irish texts dating between the 3rd and the 6th century CE. Mostly they are genealogical inscriptions in the form of "X son of Y" on corners of large stone slabs. When inscribed on stones, Ogham is written vertically from bottom to top. The symbols are made up of single strokes, each one represented by one, two, three, four or five strokes.


Painting using oil sticks, machine and hand quilting.

Cotton fabrics, mainly self hand dyed; cotton wadding; cotton threads.

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