Honor Hales was born in Dublin in 1971. She studied Visual Communications through design in Waterford Regional Technical College from 1989 to 1993. Honor uses lead on glass with handmade papers and textiles. She also works with golf leaf, industrial resins, stained glass and paint. Honor’s work centres on natural forms with a leaning towards plant and sea life. A wide range of cultural influences are also present with the adaptation of Celtic, Egyptian and Native American symbolism. With a belief that art work should allow the viewer to interact with the individual piece in some way, there is always one different texture to be felt on the surface of the glass.
The Original Fairy Tree
Fairy tree, Hill of Tara, Co. Meath.
The guardian of Springs and wells that have always been held sacred to mankind, the Fairy tree is usually a Hawthorn. Thought to be a means of communication with fairies and otherworld spirits, many shrines still exist where wish rags and offerings are tied to the trees branches in order to attract luck, love, healing and success.
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