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The Voyage of Saint Brendan Pen and Pencil Print Poster

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The Voyage of Brendan

Many years ago I read Frederick Buechner's delightful novel, Brendan, A Novel”… his account of the life of St. Brendan (484 AD - 577 AD). I immediately saw this image in my mind and sketched it out. So many years later and I finally drew the completed image. 

The story of Brendan intrigues me because of his courage. He set sail looking for Paradise. Of course, his story is now surrounded with legend, but the gist of it remains: he took incredible risks to find his true home. The creatures represent the dangers both seen and unseen. The moon signifies that we often have little if any light. The elements suggest that this is not going to be easy or comfortable. The sea gulls suggest that perhaps land is not too far off. 

This reminds me of you. You have left the comfort and security of your established homes... your old beliefs, faiths, religions, churches, families, conformist behavior... you name it... and now you are looking for a land you can call your own. 

It takes a lot of courage to face the risks and dangers that accompany such spiritual explorations and exploits. 

I visited a chapel in Iceland dedicated to St. Brendan. It is believed he landed there and it became his new Paradise.

Wherever you land… that can be your own Paradise too!

Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%