‘Brú na Bóinne’

The 21st of December  is the Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and the astronomical first day of winter.  This artwork, titled  ‘Brú na Bóinne’ is Inspired by the special event which happens at this time annually in the  prehistoric passage tomb  in Newgrange, County Meath.  The tomb, which is older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the winter solstice sun. The sunlight enters as  a narrow beam of light which penetrates the roof-box until it reaches the floor and gradually extending to the rear of the chamber.
The photograph of the tomb in the landscape of the Boyne valley is embellished with the addition of a large golden sun hidden behind the branches of the trees.

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