Ode to Gorse, Lough Na Raba

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So taken was I with the Kerry landscape in Spring bloom that I felt compelled to incorporate elements of the landscape to the piece. This piece was one of the first of my ‘Ballads to the Bog’ pieces made in Kerry in homage to the great Writer and Poet Michael Kirby. At the time, I was looking at the work of German artist Anselm Kiefer who incorporates elements into his giant constructions. The gorse was treated and preserved with varnish before being sewn into the painting – I feel it strikes a good balance between the elemental and abstraction.


Mixed media on linen

50cm x 40cm



MMC_50cm x 40cm


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