VENUE/Áit: An Gazebo, An Díseart
DATE/Dáta: 3ú Bealtaine
TIME/Am: Open viewing each day 10–4 p.m. (Monday, 10–1 p.m)
PRICE: Saor Cead isteach/ Free Entry
OPENING/OSCAILT: Friday/Dé hAoine, 5 p.m. (Oscailt Oifigiúil)
Title/Teideal: Bird Ogham Haiga Exhibition
The mudflats, salt marsh, woodland, hedgerow and meadows of Tarbert, my home, on the southern bank of the Shannon Estuary, are natural habitats for bird life. My fascination has steadily grown for our winged friends. Bird Ogham, Enogam, offers me a framework to explore the symbolism surrounding twenty particular birds in Irish folklore.
Firstly, I make a photographic image of each bird, using my Samsung Galaxy smartphone, without use of filters, auto correct or digital manipulation. Each image is then mounted on stretched gallery canvas on 10 x 12 pine frames. Secondly, using a hand script, my composed haiku poem, capturing a fleeting moment, is added and a third art form is therefore created.
This is a process which is continuously unfolding and continuously enriching my expression.
An exhibition of images and haiku exploring Enogam/Bird-ogam, created by our ancestors. There is a rich symbolism surrounding birds in Irish folklore. It fascinates, reveals, conceals and offers joy in the exploration.
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