Original painting by artist Chloë Holt RCA FRSA.
From her exhibition “Hiraeth”.
“Hiraeth (Welsh pronunciation: [hɪraɨ̯θ, hiːrai̯θ]) is a Welsh word for longing or nostalgia, an earnest longing or desire, or a sense of regret (especially in the context of Wales or Welsh culture) A profound longing for something, especially one's home. A deep and irrational bond felt with a time, era, place or person.
Hiraeth is in the mountains, in the volcanic rock and at the edges of the sea, it is in the trees and in the turbulent waves. It's where the wind calls, and seasons change - announcing that glimmer of sun waiting to fall on your face, the softening of the skies at dusk, relentless calming rain on the earth, and the arrival of silent snows. It is the pull of Wales, my spiritual home.
We are on an Island where a patron Saint still instills hope in lovers hearts. We look upon a small diary bowl which speaks of the inner self.
Hiraeth is a link to a forgotten past, the language of the soul.”
Oil and gesso on board. Unframed size 51 cm w x 39 cm h. Framed size 61 cm w x 48 cm h.
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