St Kevin and the Blackbird
St Kevin and the Blackbird

oil on board.
Inspired by Seamus Heaney's poem about Saint Kevin whose hands when they were lifted skywards in prayer became home to a blackbird who decided to create a nest there. The compassionate saint remained in position until the young fledged. Paintings of Saint Kevin often show him with a blackbird perched on his hand.
2015
76x51

St Kevin and the Blackbird

oil on board.
Inspired by Seamus Heaney's poem about Saint Kevin whose hands when they were lifted skywards in prayer became home to a blackbird who decided to create a nest there. The compassionate saint remained in position until the young fledged. Paintings of Saint Kevin often show him with a blackbird perched on his hand.
2015
76x51