These compositions are inspired by the West Coast of Ireland’s deeply textured cultural landscape; one that holds both physically and symbolically the history of change.
Over the last 100 years there has been a profound shift in how people relate to places. In the past nature’s seasonal cycles were a fundamental part of human interaction & survival. Social engagement was situated in 'place' & in 'time'. Conversely, economically driven ‘out of time’ - displaced interactions predominately shape the modern Irish landscape.
I explore the palette of complex ways in which local communities cope and respond to such change and the importance of place-making in the community-building puzzle.
This NEW series includes creative non-fiction prose & highlights the relevance of (re)imagining a new, more meaningful relationship with our natural environment.
MORE TO COME SOON.
Please contact me if you are interested in working on a collaborative project.
Past Academic Research: Click PhD. National University of Ireland, Galway. 2014
Title. An Alternative Gathering: Public Space & Shared Agency in the Lived Experience of Multicultural Ireland
My academic research examines the palette of complex ways in which communities cope and respond to changing social, cultural and environmental landscapes, and the importance of place-making in the community-building puzzle.