Inspired by pre-Christian Irish mythology, this piece depicts the Morrigan, a deity associated with war, fate and sovereignty. Often described as a trio of goddesses, the Morrigan was renowned for her ability to strike fear in her opponents and to hold wayward leaders accountable. Associated with the crow, known as Badb in Irish mythology, Sumner chose to illustrate this imposing figure transforming into a bird. "The Morrigan stands the test of time as a powerful reminder of female strength," says Sumner.

- Sumner Crenshaw

The Morrigan

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

38" h x 30" w x 2" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Sumner Crenshaw
Frederick, Maryland

Getting to Know Sumner

Sumner Crenshaw infuses her work with movement, lines and varying degrees of color. She currently lives in Maryland and finds inspiration in the work of Salvador Dali. Her goal is to keep exploring the minimalist, narrative surrealism she's been moving toward.