Finally done! I had to make an edition of 25 prints for a swap. But I don’t have a press, so each one was printed using a barren. + About 5 more in case of disasters.
Disclaimer : I hope this doesn’t offend anyone’s religious beliefs. This is a personal statement of my opinions.
The print shows an Irish round tower with small church. In medieval times monks lived in huts and worked and worshipped in locations like these. They made the beautiful illuminated medieval manuscripts. The tower is wrapped in an octopus. I am trying to represent the stranglehold that the Catholic church gained and retained, (until the last 20 years) in my country. The octopus is reaching out to symbolise how the church spread from these places of learning.
I’ve added gold accents, the light in the eye of the monster (that was the theme of the swap) and in one window, where perhaps a solitary monk is working, the gold is also to echo the gold used in the manuscripts.
@sheepBlue I know you wanted to see a close up of the print