Old Ireland Once More (Cernunnus) – 2006
EXHIBITION:Rick Bartow: From the Archive
Published at Moon & Dog Press, Tokyo / South Beach, with master printer Seiichi Hiroshima.
Cernunnos is a Celtic god (Celtic: “Horned One”) who is an an archaic and powerful deity, widely worshipped as the “lord of wild things.” Cernunnos may have had a variety of names in different parts of the Celtic world, but his attributes were generally consistent. He wore stag antlers and was sometimes accompanied by a stag and by a sacred ram-horned serpent that was also a deity in its own right.
“The Cernunus (or elk man or Fintan) came after I met the Irish ambassador down in San Francisco in the 1980s . We discussed salmon cycles, and the rest just followed.” Rick Bartow, 4/5/13