2023 Celtic Festival Fine Art Print: The Celtic Frog
I have been making artwork for the festival since 1993 and this is 31st in the series. Each piece is created to tell a story and has become a visual invitation to an annual celebration of music, dance, storytelling and craft art in the Celtic tradition.
Prints will include the title "Celtic Frog" with my signature and year, 2023 and will come in in a clear bag with foam core backing.
From the water’s edge we watch their beginnings
in springtime discoveries of jelly coated eggs.
Frogs remind us of our own transition in the watery womb,
an amphibious birth
from water to earth.
Frog bones are found in ancient Celtic burial sites,
a sign that our ancestors regarded their amphibious nature
as connection to both life and death.
In Irish lore, frogs are friends of the fairy folk
as guardians of treasure
and punishers of misdeeds.
From a lily pad, deeply rooted in the earth,
this frog launches with dragon fire legs
and crane wings for flight on air
diving into the water
to swim like a fish.
Today this frog reminds us
not to give in to misdeeds.
Be a guardian of the treasure that sustains life
from fire, air, water, and earth.
“Frogs in Irish Folklore: Morgan Daimler on Patreon.” Patreon, www.patreon.com/posts/frogs-in-irish-19099843. Accessed 9 July 2023.