From an early age, Eamonn has been fascinated by the lives and artwork of the ancient early settlers in Newgrange area in Ireland.
Newgrange - Spiral Carvings
The first substantial traces of independent Irish life are to be found in the valley of the river Boyne. The great passage graves of Newgrange with their numerous tombs were built around 3200 BC. They are the burial chambers of their tribal kings, kings of a simple agricultural society which already carried the unmistakable imprint of a civilization.
Their artwork and decorated spiral carvings were executed without the help of any iron tools. You could call them the earliest signatures of an Irish identity. Eamonn has been fascinated by the artwork and ability of the early settlers in Newgrange, Ireland. Eamonn's Newgrange collection is his interpretation of their creativity.
Eamonn Vereker's work in the Newgrange style is for exhibition purposes, but interested people are welcomed to request a commissioned piece from this collection or have a piece handmade to your specifications. Please contact Eamonn at his Norwood studio in South Australia to discuss your needs.
Newgrange – Ancient Stones in Ireland
Sunlight and Stones
Rocks and stones set up to be a solar observatory as early as the Bronze Age, 2000 BC. Man was already planning his year ahead. It is awe inspiring to see this perfect alignment with the sun. and the observation is one which gives great pleasure and excitement. It may have been thus for 3000 years since whenever men first set up this simple yet very robust perpetual calendar that worked and still does to this day.
Those early men, lets call them astronomers, were very exact when they erected these stones in that desolate yet perhaps sparsely populated seaboard area of Connemara. They would know when they arrived at the shortest day and a new year was beginning. How they achieved their aim- can only be left to the imagination
Commission a Newgrange artwork
Eamonn Vereker's work in the Newgrange style is for exhibition purposes, but interested people are welcome to request a commissioned piece from this collection or have a unique piece handmade to your specifications. Please contact Eamonn at his Norwood studio in South Australia to discuss your needs. Call Eamonn on +61 8 8362 9904 or you may prefer to email him at: email@example.com.