Menhir at Dawn (2015)
Standing stones or megaliths, dating to Neolithic and Bronze Age eras, can be found all over Europe and in India, South America and the Near and Middle East. Many ancient menhirs (from maen hir, or “long stone”) were engraved with designs and symbols alluding to their various (as yet not entirely known) functions, which include astronomical as well as agricultural and anthropomorphic motifs.
A single standing stone or menhir graven with leafing spirals of green, glows like a jewel during a Winter Solstice sunrise. After the Longest Night, the newly born Sun rises with the power to bring greenness alive again as it grows in strength in the heart of winter. In the stillness of the snows, this stone itself holds the mark of this promise, coming alive beneath the touch of the Sun.