'Coastal Walk - Ireland'
Pencil on paper (modifed Moleskine Japanese Album)
Edition of 3
collection NIVAL (National Irish Visual Arts Library)
A Coastal walk - Ireland follows the bays, heads and points which characterise the particular identity of the Irish coastline and determine the tension between land and water.
It can be read & recognised without reference to name or description.
It is an antidote to nostalgia, a little performance in your pocket; when the line of the coastal walk is joined, it once more becomes becomes an Island - Ireland - 'home' !
'Home' is now where you are.
'To the native Irish, the literal representation of the country was less important than its poetic dimension” ( R.F Foster in Modern Ireland 1600-1972.)