11 April 2009
The Diving Pig, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
Chosen work explores the idea that communities need a respite from the barrage of everyday life. Larry Thomas (USA) through the meditative act of precision linework has created intimate, yet epic, portraits of the glacial erratics that have come to define the landscape in the Burren. Thomas' drawings capture the ephemeral nature of these majestic relics of the Ice Age.
Robert Ellis (Ireland) slows the viewer’s gaze by photographing the empty homes of a local immigrant community. As we examine the photographs of unoccupied rooms, we begin to find portraits of life. The lack of individuals presents the home and its artifacts as the life giving entity.