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Whipping the Bitter



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17.5″(44cm) x 17.5″(44cm) – measurements include the frame – limited edition 2/30

A rather fabulously cool limited edition etching print by contemporary artist Deirdre McKenna of the beautifully weather beaten hands of a shipwright, carefully mending the rope on his sails. The painting is called “Whipping the Bitter” because in seafaring terminology, ‘whipping’ refers to a specific technique of binding the ends of the rope, to prevent it from fraying or unravelling. The end of the rope is often referred to as ‘The Bitter’.

The etching is numbered No:  of only a very limited run of pieces. Signed and beautifully framed by the artist. Looks absolutely gorgeous hanging.

A beautiful piece of art to add to your collection.

Deirdre McKenna has worked as a professional artist since graduating from the Crawford College of Art and Design. She has partaken in many specialised ‘etching print’ exhibitions and has work hanging in many private collections. In terms of public work, she has been commissioned by the (OPW) for their Leinster House Collection and has work in the North Beaches Library Collection in Sydney, Australia.

Irish contemporary artist – original prints – Metal plate etching on paper – Framed work – original work – Deirdre McKenna

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