Neolithic: Neo or new + lithos or stone in Greek refers to the Late Stone Age period. The Neolithic period followed the Mesolithic or Middle and Paleolithic or Old/Early periods. It dates approximately between 9000-3000 BC during the development of stone tools, settled villages, agriculture, domesticating animals, mounds and earth architecture based on spiritual practices.
It was during this period that works in clay began ushering in crafts.
This prolific period has left a profound mark. Its petroglyphs, petro or rock + glyph or carving in Greek, mark celestial and mystical events, which include the oldest known eclipse dating Nov 30, 3350 BC in Co. Meath, Ireland.
Continually discovering new petroglyphs and the latest are local to Pennsylvania and along the Susquehanna River. Petroglyphs around the world from leave us footnotes from a time when man lived in rhythm with nature and the environment.
Recent work abstracts the elements of marine life from microscopic primary producers to coral reef ecosystems and beyond. The intricate ceramic forms shine light on the wonder and respect for the delicate, diverse and mostly little known life of the sea with which our lives are intrinsically linked. Hagan’s practice is an ongoing discovery, magnifying our reciprocal responsibility within the architecture of these vital gifts. She exhibits and lectures nationally and internationally.