Digging for Pearls
Droichead Arts Centre | Drogheda, touring to the Rubicon Gallery | Dublin | 1995
This body of work was inspired by the west of Ireland’s Co. Mayo landscape experienced when on a residency at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle. Taking no particular route or path I meandered and found the bog lands near the village. Day after day I walked and looked into the deep inky bog pools and streams, at once impenetrable and on occasion transparent, when the light filtered through the silted bed colours appeared as if an apparition.