Goddess Appears in Newry, Easter 1993
1993, 28 x 40 cm
This is in the second last picture I made in this body of work, made in Newry, where I was staying en route to moving to Dublin from London. There were two dynamics to it - one, I wanted to make something really beautiful as well as, necessarily and paradoxically scary.
My mother once said to me "Seanie, why can't you do pictures of lovely flowers?"
So, eventually, and at the last moment, I did. I had
always consciously wanted to make something of a corona / mandala of flowers
and an apparition. On a visit to Glendalough in County Wicklow, a very
beautiful valley with two lakes and a 6th century church and monastery,
I found a postcard of whin / furze / gorse, of which there are five copies
in the picture.
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