Cecille R Hunt Gallery | St. Louis | 2008
Having moved to rural County Kilkenny from his native home of Dublin in 2003, Colman, as a way of acquainting himself in the locale undertook rambles. These aimless country walks led him to places not on a map per se, but to places of great historic and generational significance to those who live at arms length. The remnants of lives make up and are to be seen at Holy Wells and are offered up as alms on Rag Trees. Added to on occasion by devotees, each votive aims to transfer a wish or prayer - crossing from the private to the public sphere, though these are abstracted through the things on offer. Over time Colman made return visits to these places examining the remnants and new offerings affected by time and the weather, and has contemplated how important these places are in anchoring a community through ritual.