The Offering to Sabrina - Limited Edition Print
A stunning signed limited edition print reproduced from an original pencil drawing by the talented Ed Org. The piece is full of intricate detail.
This is a limited edition of 850. Each print is hand numbered and signed by Ed Org, and is supplied loose (sent rolled in a tube) or backed & cellophane wrapped (sent flat).
Dimensions : Image size 18.75” x 7.5”
The piece is inspired by the folklore tale about Sabrina, The Goddess of The River Severn.
From a poem by John Miton :-
"There is a gentle Nymph not far from hence, That with moist curb sways the smooth Severn stream:
Sabrina is her name; a Virgin pure;
Whilom she was the daughter of Locrine,
That had the Scepter from his father Brute.
The guiltless damsel, flying the mad pursuit Of her enraged stepdam Guendolen, Commended her fair innocence to the flood That stay’d her flight with his cross-flowing course.
The water Nymphs, that in the bottom plaid, Held up their pearled wrists and took her in, Bearing her straight to aged Nereus Hall; Who piteous of her woes, rear’d her lank head, And gave her to his daughters to imbathe In nectar’d lavers strew’d with Asphodil, And through the porch and inlet of each sense Dropt in Ambrosial Oils, till she reviv’d, And underwent a quick immortal change, Made Goddess of the River."
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.