Collection: New Collection Spring 2021

 

"Long live the Weeds and Wilderness Yet!"

It gives me great joy to share my new collection of work with you. This was born over a 5 month period of lockdown in Ireland. From those dark harsh days of Winter when we were told we could only travel within 5 kilometres.Into the long seemingly unending cold Spring. Finally in May things appeared brighter and we could at last broaden our horizons.

The inspiration for this new collection lay right outside my door. We couldn't go far but as Kavanagh said

-"I am king of banks and stones and every blooming thing".

So I went and sketched the mini wildernesses at the end of the garden, the ditches and banks and trees that run along the field just outside our house. Never venturing much further than a few hundred metres. But within that small area there was a world of beauty. Weeds, trees and wildflowers..... and I watched them as they emerged from their winter retreat and unfurled into their Spring loveliness.

"Nothing is so beautiful as Spring - When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush"    (Gerard Manley Hopkins)

This past year we have all been appreciating nature more and especially in our locality. Now that we have opened our eyes and know the value of it. I hope we can let it be.

"What would the world be , once bereft of wet and wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet. Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet."

From "Inversnaid" by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

 



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  • Morning Light and the Wild Cherry
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  • The Old Bath and the Pier
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