Linoleum print, paper size 21 x 29,7cm (DIN A4), print size: 17 x 21.
The Old Man of Storr is one of most iconic landmarks of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and a popular hike. It is a 48m pinnacle rock formation named after its likeness to an old man. The Storr, which refers to the group of looming outcrops that include and surround the Old Man, is a title derived from the Norse word for “Great Man.” So it’s no surprise that more than one folk story has grown around this uniquely shaped pinnacle of rock. The most popular legend tells us that Skye was once a land of Giants. During one of their regular battles, a particularly large giant was slain on the Trotternish Peninsula. Abandoned where he fell, the land eventually swallowed up all but this one point, left poking above ground. Some say the Old Man of Storr was the giant’s thumb, while others know it as a slightly more intimate part of his body. Other folk stories are about fairies or brownies and a farmer and his wife.
This print is part of the ‘Travel Bucket List‘ series.
Hand-carved and printed on white paper with dark green caligo safe wash relief ink.
Each print might vary slightly due to the handmade process. This could be slight specks of ‘noise’ or spots with uneven ink texture.
Frame not included.