Sailing Cross

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Sailing Cross. Measures 9.5 inches by 2.75 inches.

Monks on the remote island of Illauntaunig off the Kerry coast were faced with two main concerns: the practical and the spiritual. The practical question of how to feed the body was answered by the sea while the spiritual question of nourishing the soul was met by faith. Both these dimensions are described by this ancient carved rock on the island which depicts a cross standing in the waves while it also resembles a masted boat.

Artists Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smyth founded the Wild Goose Studio in 1970.  Together with other leading Irish artists, they created a unique range of artefacts that take their inspiration from their rich cultural heritage and the contemporary world.  Each piece starts with an inspiring thought, an image or an emotion and is given a physical form by their craftspeople.