Selkie | Fine Art Print
Tales of Selkies are common in the Gaelic and Nordic world. The people of the sea, they appear as seals in the water but have the ability to shed their sealskin and become human on the land. Many stories of the Selkies speak of how they are tricked into remaining human by someone who steals their skin. The Selkies may not be as malicious as other merfolk of sailor mythology, but a captured Selkie will long for the sea and take the first opportunity that arises to return to their kin.
In this digitally remastered painting I have tried to capture something of these creatures who straddle the line between water and land, the natural and the supernatural, the sí and the human.
If you want to hear more about the Selkies, Broc from Badger King Tattoo has created the amazing video below:
You can follow more of his videos on his YouTube channel Badger Horns.
Material & Make
The artwork is printed on Hahnemühle German Etching paper.
About The Artist
Broc Ó Diolúin, known as The Badger King within his tattoo work, is renowned for his work with Celtic and Nordic art styles. His creations and knowledge also manifest in a project known as Badger Horns, where he shares stories and mythology related to Celtic folklore. Though he calls Llandudno in North Wales his home, Broc’s dedication to the Irish language and lore is apparent in his work with the ancient script of Ogham, as well as his mastery of the artistic styles seen within the Book of Kells.
You can see more artwork from Badger King Tattoo on Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)