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Artist:
Joseph Coyle
Artwork materials: 
Watercolour & gouache
Medium: 
Watercolour
Artwork size: 
47 x 15 cm (73 x 33 cm framed)

Based on traditional Shropshire and Welsh folklore, this is my own interpretation of a story about the burial of an ancient Giantess from a local legend... 

In the North-west of Shropshire, there lies Llanymynech hill, which straddles the Welsh border. As late as the 19th century, there were said to be found the stones of a 'Cromlech' on the Shropshire side of the hill;  a megalithic tomb of unfathomed age. But this was no ordinary burial monument, these overgrown slabs of rock marked the site of a Giant's grave, in Welsh the "Bedd y Cawr". She who was buried here was one of two Giants who built and lived upon the hill, claimed to be husband and wife. The traditional tale describes only that her companion buried her here, a precious circlet of gleaming gold resting around her neck. They had been two of the last Giants to walk the earth. Over the centuries, many would seek to unearth the treasure of the buried Giant, but none could ever lift the great cap-stone that covered the grave, and now the true location has been lost or forgotten. 

The painting is part of an ongoing project to unearth Britain's myths about Giants, reinterpreting them not as monsters but as lost elemental beings who shaped and cared for the land and its eco-systems and whose wisdom lies buried beneath our hills and woodlands. 

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