Fresh off the Press: St. Kevin and the Blackbird
St. Kevin and the Blackbird
relief print on paper
12 by 12 inches
I have been intrigued with St. Kevin since having seen Clive Hicks-Jenkins wonderful depictions of the long suffering saint.
Falling in love with Seamus Heaney’s poem St. Kevin and the Blackbird closed the deal.
I have been doodling this wonderful fellow ever since, what isn’t there to love?, a pious man yet all too human, stuck in his cramped hermitage, in conflict (or perhaps not) as to how to proceed in life, which path to take. Happily charity and compassion triumphs over self-interest.
I was unfamiliar with this saint, perhaps he is an Anglican saint ; I do not know, but I do know I am smitten. I imagine a few more images of the fellow will pop now and then.
Until that time, take care and may St. Kevin bless you with patience and grace,