The Given Note Fine Art Framed Limited Edition Print - Deirdre McNally Artist
This is One of Deirdre's Poetry Inspired Fine Artworks - The Script of the Poem also comes with The Limited Edition FRAMED Print.
THE GIVEN NOTE Limited Fine Art Print By Dee McNally (1/75) (In Deirdre's own words)
The Given Note – Seamus Heaney
“So whether he calls it spirit music
Or not, I don’t care. He took it’
Out of wind off mid-Atlantic
He got this air out of the night”
These words are what inspired me to create this artwork
I remember a day, a few years ago, when I went hiking in the Wicklow mountains with my daughter - in – law.
It was a dull and windy day and as we climbed higher, the wind picked up and the mountain goats sought shelter and the deer retreated but we trundled on, nevertheless.
At some point, we were running out of water and as we drank our last drops, we spontaneously started humming into our empty water bottles. The music was ethereal , beautiful even. Neither of us being au fait with musical technology , with didn’t record it ( though I expect that coverage wasn’t conducive anyhow)
I love that he captured the spirit music of the Atlantic… I love the unhinged melodies that he discovered.
I chose to use alcohol ink on this piece to express how he sailed alone to the island, love the thought of being alone there and being quiet, just listening and absorbing the music the music of ‘The Given Note’