At last some new Cill Rialaig Drawings

The last few months have been so stuffed full of exhibitions both planned and last minute that I haven’t really had a chance to work on all the material from my residency at Cill Rialaig. However it has all been simmering away there. The big drawing in the Illussions of Space exhibition at the Brewhouse is based on my journey from Ballinskelligs Beach to Bolus Head but I haven’t really done any work on canvas arising from the residency. The three drawings reproduced here are on canvas but drawn in very fine graphite pencil. The are a response to the Skelligs, the two rocky outcrops off the coast one of which was home to a monastery in about the 6th century. The motion of the waves make it appear that the rocks are constantly moving, rolling over and over and turning in the surf and continually being destabilised.

Skelligs 1

Skelligs 1. 2009. Gesso oil and graphite on canvas

Skelligs 2

Skelligs 2. 2009. Gesso oil and graphite on canvas

Plotting pauses in forward movement

Plotting pauses in forward movement. 2009. Gesso oil and graphite on canvas.

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