THE FIXED MOUNTAIN
Ben Bulben Painting • County Sligo, Ireland Painting
A dragon-shaped cloud hovered above Ben Bulben, Yeats' beloved mountain that rises on the shores of Sligo Bay.
The mountain itself seemed fixed, solid in its conviction, unmovable almost, yet everything around it—the wind, the water, and the moveable clouds in the greying skies seemed to shift at the dragon’s command. But this dragon was no ordinary, fire-breathing monster.
Rather, she was the bearer of a great love and sent as a guardian of elemental alchemy. Earth and sky, with all that moves within it, are brought into perfect balance. The vastness of the sea meets face-to-face the fire in the belly of this mythical land. All things are brought into balance here in the shadow of Ben Bulben.
What is your essential story of life?
What is alive in you?
The Fixed Mountain is an original Soul of Place painting f from the County Sligo and Soul of Ireland collections by Virginia artist Dawn Richerson, who found joy and wonder in the heart of the Emerald Isle where she lived for three years. In Ireland I was met with mystery and miracle. The soul of Ireland spoke to my soul, and I was forever changed.
I'll meet you on the way!