Walking down the trail from Maulin and I stop in the woods..
This is a work in progress.. I never know where a painting will go when I begin and sometimes I wonder more for the finished ones.. It’s hard to put a ‘stop point’ on a work at times. I think it’s more organic than that.. It’s interesting how the dialogue changes through creating a visual narrative and how the dialogue actually ends when the painting is somewhat finished. To me I think the mystery of art lays somewhere inbetween.
This is something I came across recently on a walk out in the Djouce woods nearby. Another image to fuel my visual memory. What appealed to me here was the forest edge in the background and the tree stumps leading to it. It brought a profound sense of self awareness and the reminder that we walk only on borrowed territory. It’s hard to put such experiences into words but I hope I’ve explained a little more of where my paintings come from.
(Photo was taken on my iPhone) I must will develop the film after the last 3 shots are found..
‘Heather Roots Embrace’
I came across a lot of these on my trek up Wicklow mountains recently. Not unfamiliar, but just a small piece of the jigsaw building in my current work.