There are few characters in Celtic mythology who appear in as many different ways as Merlin....
Most often, he is depicted in the Arthurian legends as a kind of wizard but in reality, it is more likely he would have dressed like a Druid and practiced many of their customs and rituals.
This depiction of Merlin by Sacred Knot shows the death of Merlin. According to folklore, it is said that Merlin was told he would die a 3 fold death; by air (falling), by water (presumably drowning) and errr by a big spike!
In this stunningly detailed mixed medium piece, Sean has used a photograph as a background and built in layer after layer of detail to show Merlin's demise.
Printed on 250 gsm uncoated paper.