Brigid in Dualchas Stained Glass in Lightbox, 65cm x 62cm 2022
The Gaelic word 'dualchas' refers to the intimate bonds that exist between the natural world, the land and its people, transmitted through the generations.
Celtic deity Brigid (or Brighde in the Hebrides) was associated with perpetual, sacred flames, surrounded by a hedge which no man could cross. Men who attempted to cross were said to have been cursed to go insane, die or be crippled.
Hedges are very important habitats for nesting birds and assist in the prevention of wild fires.