The Wife of Lleu
A stunning limited edition print of an original drawing by the talented Ed Org. Each print is hand signed and numbered by the artist. In an edition of 850.
This is a high quality giclee print, using light fast inks, to ensure the best quality reproduction possible.
Overall size: 90.5cm x 59cm.
Due to its size, this print can only be sent rolled in a tube.
The Wife of Lleu is based on the text by Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917), which runs as follows:-
And Gwydion said to Math, when it was spring: "Come now and let us make a wife for Lleu".
And so they broke broad boughs yet moist with dew,
And in a shadow made a magic ring:
They took the violet and the meadowsweet
To form her pretty face, and for her feet
They built a mound of daisies on a wing.
And for her voice they made a linnet sing
In the wide poppy blowing for her mouth
And over all they chanted twenty hours.
And Lleu came singing from the azure south
And bore away his wife of birds and flowers.
... and who could resist that eh?
About Ed Org
Born in Shropshire in 1955, Ed had an idyllic childhood among woods, fields, secret pools and ruined barns, which helped fire his imagination for mythological work.
In the 1970s Ed undertook a Foundation course at Shrewsbury College of Art, and then completed a Fine Art degree at Cheltenham College of Art, with his final degree show based on "The Lord of the Rings".
Until the early 90s Ed worked as a graphic designer in the advertising industry, and then in 1993 he chose to follow his heart and leave safe employment to pursue his own path, and started to create personal works on a mythological theme in watercolour and intricate pencil drawings. He is influenced by his favourite artist, Edward Burne-Jones, but also the book illustrators, Arthur Rackham, Willy Pogany, Russell Flint, Charles Robinson, and others. The landscapes of Devon, the Lake District and local woodland are a feature in many of his pieces. His larger works can take up to 18 months to complete. Ed also produces open and limited edition prints of many of his works.
Ed has undertaken numerous commissions, the most notable being several corporate designs for the Wychwood Brewery including 'Hobgoblin', 'Black Wych' and 'Fiddler's Elbow'.
Ed has a strong following and many collectors across the UK and abroad.
Obsidian has been showing Ed's work since we first opened in 2002, and we now showcase his work in an annual solo show.