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Paintings


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Paintings


 Oils on Canvas


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Ballymahon Series


Ballymahon Series


 

Ballymahon Series

 

THE RIVER INNY NEAR BALLYMAHON STABLES

The River Swimming series captures moments suspended in time. The dreamlike quality of the figures is water are lost in thought. Paints drips and runs, colours
reflect the trees and sky, enhancing the playful meandering mood. The viewer is invited to submerge, float or watch from the edge. Time overlaps and floats in
and out of reality. These images form a collective memory and the intimacy of being together when the local landmarks consumed your childhood world. River
swimming speaks to simplicity and the memory is evocative of the few short Irish summer days when river levels are low and meandering, the water is warm and childhood is suspended. It speaks to the poetry of a season, a gathering time that in it’s very essence is fleeting. It connects us to the past, the magic of daydreaming, the poetry of sounds and the simplicity of being.

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My Sister in Benghazi,


My Sister in Benghazi,


My Sister in benghazi 

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Lakes And Reflections


Lakes And Reflections


 Lakes and Reflections

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Prayer boxes


Prayer boxes


Irish Prayer Box  2006, 36" x 36" x 6"  (91.4cm x 91.4  x 15.24 cm) Turf, sandblasted glass, audio component, recorded prayer in Irish, speakers, wooden frame, fluorescence lights, painted image, oil on canvas.

Irish Prayer Box  2006, 36" x 36" x 6"  (91.4cm x 91.4  x 15.24 cm) Turf, sandblasted glass, audio component, recorded prayer in Irish, speakers, wooden frame, fluorescence lights, painted image, oil on canvas.

First Nations, Cree Prayer Box, 2006, 36" x 8" (91.44  x  25.4cm) Driftwood, fluorescent lights, painted image, oil on canvas, sandblasted glass, audio component, recorded in Cree

Tibetan Prayer Box, 2006, 36' x 36" (91.24  x 15.24 cm)  Painted wooden frame, painted image on canvas, lights, prayer flags, sandblasted glass, built in audio component, recorded chants.

Islamic Prayer Box,  2006,  36" x 20" (91.4  x 50.8 cm) gold leaf covered dome, collage patterns, lights, built in audio component, recorded prayers in Farsi and Arabic.

Islamic Prayer Box Interior view

Jewish Prayer Box, 2006, 36" x 42" x 6" (91.4 x 106.68 x 15.24cm) Painted wood, sandblasted glass with text, gold leaf star of David, painted image on canvas, fluorescence lights, built in audio component with recorded prayer in Hebrew.

Ode, 2005, 36" x 36" x 6" ( 91.4 x 91.4 x 15.24 cm) Painted wooden frame, sandblasted Irish text on glass, painted image on canvas, fluorescence lights

Letter to Mairead, 2005, 36" X 36" X 6" ( 91.4 x 91.4 x 15.24cm) Painted wood, painted image on canvas, sandblasted Arabic text on glass, Irish text on glass, fluorescence lights.