This set of three fused glass panels is best viewed as a complete scene, depicting the beautiful sweep of Galway Bay. In the third panel, the traditional sailing boat of the region, the tri-sailed Galway Hooker, can be seen coming into view, on its way, perhaps to or from one of the Aran Islands.
These rugged boats were a vital means of transport for the islanders. Everything from groceries to fuel for their fires - even livestock and, of course, island folk themselves - was carried.
Along the shoreline you can see numerous 'Blackface' sheep, that hardy, indigenous breed for which Connemara is famed. Their thick, lanolin-rich wool was much prized by its people. This coarse wool, which gave the sheep the ability to weather the Connemara winters without shelter, had great value in past centuries. Until recently, it was spun and used for making just about all items of clothing.
Although intended as a triptych, the set of three can be sold separately. Please select from the preferred combination above, or contact us for more information.
60cm x 15cm per panel. Approx 60cm x 60cm when mounted as a set of 3.