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