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The Staring Stone

4 Jul

second stone

The stone near Penlan Uchaf outside Kidwelly in Carmarthenshire has an amazing view over the countryside and out over the sea to the Worm’s Head, in the background. This is another stone that has some human-like attributes and there is a sort of face staring across the water to Rhossili.

penlan uchaf flowers

After a few weeks of sunshine and lovely weather, we’re back to torrential rain and the ground was muddy again, almost as bad as when we started back in February. It’s much warmer though and I walked through fields of summer wild flowers; clover and campion I know but I don’t know what the yellow flowers are called.

 

I have spent the past few months travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams, hunting the wild megalith, accompanied by my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials.  Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures. We are following the legendary trail of the boar hunt, y Twrch Trwyth from the Mabinogion, recording the Bronze Age ancestral stones that those ancient hunters might have encountered.

If you want to see some of my other artworks, please click here.

 

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