The Pursuit of Oisin / Giclee Print 12x12
Limited edition giclee print of Brianna Reagan's original painting, "The Pursuit of Oisin" featuring a hare skeleton, outlined in its figure in moss. Arrows pierce the chest, where a nest of robbin eggs lay; and a branch of white, innocent bleeding hearts sprout from within. This is all surrounded by highly detailed detritus, all hand drawn in inks.
Print measures 12x12 inches including 1/2-inch white border on all sides. Signed & numbered by Brianna Reagan.
Limited edition of 25. Printed on Archival Matte fine art paper; 100% cotton / acid-free / archival.
This piece had been part of "Nature," a collection of works that were an exploration of trusting my inward calling, of my creative process guiding me to do certain things without question.
My works are intended to entice the viewer to experience my creative journey and my playfulness with the relationships between the objects/ characters depicted; to see the delicate details beyond a fiercely strong subject; to do a double take when they notice the twist in reality that my art demands; to notice the invisible thread often connecting the works, where one piece becomes the impetus for the next.
Hares are often magical shapeshifters in celtic folklore... Oisin was a hunter whom had shot a hare in the leg with an arrow. He followed the creature to claim it, but when he found it, the creature was no longer a hare but a beautiful woman with an arrow in her leg. The story resonated with this piece, in some inarticulate way...