Elen of the Ways
Elen is a British goddess, best known for her appearance in the Mabinogion. She is the protector of roads, paths and the energies that flow through the land - ley lines and spiritual paths, and is traditionally depicted as antlered. She is the guardian of all those who journey through life, which is a central theme in my work. Our ancestors followed the migration tracks of reindeer: these are Elen’s trackways. They follow geological lines and ancient boundaries. The message is simple and very resonant today: our ancestors knew they belonged to the land - rather than it belonging to them.