This is one of a series of drawings made by Stanley Donwood as an exploration of the nature of the hagstone.
A hagstone is a pebble, usually of flint, with a hole all the way through it. They were once used as magical talismen, to bring luck or to ward off the evil eye, and were much praised by fishermen who would hang them from their boats.
The hagstone is a totemic force within the pages of Ness, Stanley Donwood’s latest book.
This particular piece was drawn by the artist during the current lockdown, at midnight, to bring us luck.
Original drawing; signed by the artist.
Part of the exhibition StrangeNESS currently shown at Whistleblower Gallery.
Pen and paper
19.7cm x 26.4cm
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