Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Fingal’s Cave, 2015
Polymer gravure on Somerset Velvet paper, 300 gsm
38 x 35 cm (15 x 13¾ in)
Edition of 30
Signed, numbered and dated
Fingal’s Cave is a representation of the natural cave of the same name situated on an uninhabited island, Staffa, in the Outer Hebrides. The cave is famous for its natural acoustics and unique structure of basalt columns, which surround it with myth and legend.
The cave itself has been an inspiration to artists, writers and musicians for many years. The cave’s size and arched roof produce eerie sounds with the echoes of waves giving it the atmosphere of a cathedral. Its Gaelic name, An Uaimh Bhinn, means ‘the melodious cave’.