Vangard Gallery | Cork | 1998
This body of work was inspired by walking along the banks of the River Nore in County Kilkenny. As an avid walker I witness plant cycles of life and death. Following the agrarian calendar the pace at which one walks - enabling a person to ‘notice’ becomes slower and what could be deemed as ‘invisible’ is what inspires me. The acid colours of the first bloom and the subtle tones of the vegetational chaos found along the riverbank captures my imagination. I translate the experience - the fertility and lush seasonal growth to autumnal colours of decay through my use of colour.