Journey of the Sage

Michael Francis Cartwright


Bronze  sculpture

edition of 3

189 x 120 x 63 cm


maquette created in 2000

edition of of 8


catalogue number MFCS19

The Monks’ journeys over the seas, searching for a place to retreat and contemplate during the tumultuous Dark Ages of Europe, brought them to Skellig Michael in Southern Ireland, off the Ring of Kerry. They built dome houses on the ragged rocky islands and fished and ate mutton birds, and transcribed the great books they gathered from other lands. Cartwright spent four months on the southern edge of Ireland overlooking the wild Atlantic and Skellig Michael, studying the stories and history of the area, inspiring him to create a series on the ancient Monks and Vikings.