LLANDEILO, United Kingdom
Celtic Circle Dawn-05
Photograph - Photographic Studies Of Outdoor Land Art
Celtic Circle-Dawn-05 is a photgraphic image taken of the Celtic Circle Pat Bullen-Whatling created as a piece of land art specifically for the National Trust, Newton House, Parc Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire in West Wales. This natural, digital image was created at, or just after, dawn on a fine Welsh autumnal morning. Pat used willow wands, cut on the Dinefwr Estate, to weave a fantasy door to the otherworld; a mystical, mysterious window that displays the famous ancient woodlands and the rising sun of the dawn from one aspect and the man-made vista of the deer park, the distant folly of Paxton's Tower on its lofty hill and the setting sun in the opposite direction.
These fine art prints are wonderful when seen in large format and close up; the raindrops and other details really come to life then and form a picture that is, at the same time, both calming and mystical.
This female artist has worked with the National Trust in Wales on several occasions. She has produced this Celtic Circle (a piece of land art taller than the artist herself which stood outside Newton House for some months but has since been taken indoors for safe-keeping), held a twelve day, one-woman exhibition there (670 visitors) run willow weaving displays and courses (creating large scale, outdoor pieces; e.g. a 42� (13mtr) willow Welsh Dragon) as well as run classes for children. In 2011 she produced another piece of land art, a weaver bird's nest, another piece of wicca work woven from the estate's willows which you can see displayed on her web site and yet another of her willow sculptures has, since 2010, been put on permanent display by Carmarthen County Council in Carmarthen; this is an outdoor, lifesize work of the magician Merlin, friend of King Arthur. Carmarthen, by the way (in Welsh Caer Myrddyn) means, literally, The City of Merlin - birthplace of the Arthurian legendary wizard.
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May 2nd, 2011
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