Llyn Y Fan Fach
Dispatch from Wales, UK.
The Welsh Mountains have many ancient, mythological stories. My curiosity was piqued when i read a story set around a deep mountain lake called Llyn Y Fan Fach. A beautiful young woman lived in the lake, haunting it and appearing at night as a figure floating on top of the waters. A Shepherd sees her, and instantly falls in love. He then spends night after night watching and waiting for a chance to make his offerings to her;
“Once again he offered up his bread but once again she refused him, saying: Unbaked is thy bread, I will not have thee. He made towards her but as he did she vanished amongst the sparkling reflections of the lake’s surface.”
I spent two days walking the wilderness of Llyn Y Fan Fach, immersed in intrigue and fascination about the ‘Lady of the Lake’. These images are a start to my animation of the story….