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Book cover

Book cover commission for the writer Ali Isaac for her new book Swan Skin.

Book cover  for the writer Ali Isaac for her new book Swan Skin.

Really enjoyed this commission, it was great to read an excerpt for an up and coming book and to meditate on it and come up with an image that suits the text.

A little bit about Ali Isaac

Who is Ali? I’ll tell you who I’m not. I’m not an archaeologist, or a historian. I’m not a scientist, or a scholar. I’m not an expert in anything, and don’t claim to be.

I’m just me, and I’m inexplicably drawn to the places of the past, the really ancient places of Ireland, where the ghosts of those who lived there once still cling, their voices sighing on the breeze. They are legend. They are myth. They want their stories known. So that is what I do.

Who is Ali? I am a conduit between past and present, a writer, a storyteller. I am the Guardian of Irish Mythology.