Green Morris Minor.
Dimensions: 320 x 450 mm.
This poster’s original print run is sold out but it is still available as an exclusive, high quality one off print.
This is printed on purchase so may take slightly longer than other orders.
Tom Cooney’s Take on the Poster:
It’s like an artist’s poem for the eyes – a visual union of land, sea, sky, bull, Morris Minor, and a man. The power-surging whirl and whoosh of the collapsing wave is powerful magic. In Four Quartets TS Eliot wrote of ‘The menace and caress of wave that breaks on water’. It’s there – and in the stare of the bull that looks like it is waiting for El Cordobes in the bullring. (There’s also a bull that we can’t see in the poster – on the front badge of the Morris Minor.)
You can sense the longing in the man who is more than an observer. Perhaps in his mind he is already speeding through the pure space to the light at the end of a sea-water tunnel. In his heart there is, I bet, simple jubilation. Time has stopped for him like the Morris Minor on the boreen. The car has blue and green in it. Porcelain Green? It was the swell of sea and land in it. Pure magic.
Logainm.ie says that the meaning of ‘Neamhlach’ in Rossnowlagh is ‘obscure’. But I see that the name is rich in interpretations. In the Schools’ Collection of the 1930s on dúchas.ie, a pupil named Ben C Stronge wrote that the name comes from an O’Donnell called Nuala and means ‘Nuala’s Peninsula’ or ‘Ros Nuala’. A Wikipedia entry for the townland names it ‘Ros Neamhlach’ or ‘Heavenly Headland’. Its a name with creativity in its heartbeat.