‘Thats How the Light Gets In’

Recently I have been working on a sculptural/installation piece entitled ‘Thats How the Light Gets In’ which will be part of the Arts trail for Knockanstockan Festival, at the end of the month and part of the Body and Soul areas at Electric Picnic, at the end of August.

– Work in progress

While creating this piece I drew inspired from the Leonard Cohen song called “Anthem”

Ring the bells that still can ring,
Forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in.

We allow light in, the sculpture allows light out and the process inside becomes more alive and enriched by the exchange.

A transformation occurs, during the daytime it is an unassuming shack with a glowing heart inside made out of bits and bobs, but by night it transforms into a cathedral of light, spreading its patterns across the ground.

Finding new uses for old materials inspires me. Old things carry history. We can learn from them and allow the light to shine in from those who have this light to share.

Last saturday I met up with Daisy from the Knockanstockan crew to take a site walk. I am very happy with the assigned area and am excited about see everything come together.

‘Finding Ouroboros’

I was also luck enough to get a second submission accepted by both Knockanstockan and Electric Picnic for a piece created by myself and the EVE Estuary artists group, a group which I have worked with over a number of years. 

EVE Estuary, a training centre for Adults with learning disabilities, based in Swords Co. Dublin.

This piece is entitled ‘Finding Ouroboros’. To see more please follow the link to EVE Estuary’s blog.



© All photos shown have been taken by Rachel Kiernan and are not to be used without permission.


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