The dark was palpable. I’d sat with the Spirit of Castlerigg from sunset waiting for the spirit of place to speak to me. It took a while.
Eventually, three hours after the sun had set and when complete and utter darkness had clothed the land I knew it was time to begin taking the picture.
I couldn’t see the stones, I couldn’t see my camera, I couldn’t even see my hand in front of my face as I opened the shutter on my camera and prepared for a long wait as the few rays of starlight bounced off the land and the stones to create this rare image. It took hours, and hours more to tease the stones back to life when I got home to my study.
Castlerigg Night captures the voice of the place and shows that all is well even when we cannot see the way ahead. The land holds us through dark times and light.
A light wash of oil paint texture amplifies the voice of these ancient stones.
This print is made from heavyweight cotton based fine art paper using the finest archival museum quality pigment inks to ensure vibrance and longevity. If kept out of bright sun the colours will not fade at at least three generations.
To better show off the image each print is made with a white border to suit and the size refers to the overall paper dimensions.
Delivery is made in a wide diameter cardboard tube, this being the best way to ensure your sacred art reaches you in mint condition. The pieces are made to order and this process plus delivery can take up to 14 days but will usually be much less. If you need delivery for a specific date please email me and I’ll let you know what is possible.
Postage & Packaging
This item comes with free postage and packaging to the UK. If you are buying from overseas, the postage cost will be applied at the checkout page.
This is a special note for European drum buyers. As the UK is no longer part of the EU, Value Added Tax (VAT) is added to the cost of this product. This charge is in addition to what you pay here in our shop. You will be asked to pay this via the courier once we have dispatched your parcel. The amount will vary from country to country, so please check before purchasing so you understand what the additional customs charge will be. You can check what percentage VAT is charged by your country via this link or this link. It will be a minimum of 15%, and in some countries, it is 25%.