The Merry Maidens is a prehistoric stone circle just outside Newlyn and it’s a subject that I’ve worked with many times. The story associated with it is that the maidens went out onto the hills to dance on the Sabbath and to punish them for this wickedness they were turned into stone. Many of the stones have almost organic curved forms, but the site has the atmosphere of a special place as do many that have attracted people over the ages and stirred emotions.
There is a series of 13 monotypes on paper and three paintings. Each of the paintings incorporates a laminated monotype element. Each monotype is approximately 60 x 40cms, Akua inks on Arches 88 paper.