Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Peatlands: UCC, Saturday 8thJuly 2017Venue- Rm 255, O’Rahilly Building, UCC Main Campus

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This is the work I am currently doing. It is essentially a research project and I am “sea-watching” – observing the way the water changes the sand, the composition of the sand, the movement of the sand, the marks left behind by the sea.

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Building images with flowers pressed between two sheets of glass.

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The long Earth-processes, the formation of soil, clay, rock, are the inspiration for this piece

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Walk / Drawing

Myself and Artist Dorothy Smith presented our collaborative project “Walking/Drawing” : http://kathyherbert.ie/walking-drawing/ at the Conference of Irish Geographers in Dublin in May 2016.

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“Pressed” is drawn using graphite sticks on paper. the image is drawn from pressed flowers,which have begun to deteriorate.

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The finished drawing. To be photographed in full soon.

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A large drawing, 1.5 metres wide by (at the end of the night) 3 metres long and growing! This work was shown at NAS Mary’s Abbey, for Culture Night 2015, 18th September. It will remain there for the next two weeks, during which time I will continue to work on it.

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PRESSED

Based in the idea of pressed flowers, this body of work is about Nature under pressure. I worked in the window space of New Art Studios in Mary’s Abbey, Dublin. Hanging in the window were three wild flowers pressed between two sheets of glass. As there was no paper to absorb the moisture the plants grew moldy and black over the course of the project. I drew them as they deteriorated.

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While on the Draiocht Residency, I made a regular walk around the Town Centre environs.  I kept a journal and log, with details of what I saw notated in words, maps and sketches.

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