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All The Rivers Were Female

Pigments foraged from riverbank, mountain & bog have been crafted with water from the River Suir to create a unique palette, representing materials from deep time to the present day.


The work began as an interaction with the River Suir and quickly became a consideration on deep time - that difficult to conjure clock used by geologists, representing a time when rivers and mountains were being formed.


Within our own timeline, there was a notion that all the rivers were female, save but one. Being revered as beings themselves, they were seen to hold knowledge and stories in their moving waters. Our song lines.


The resulting marks made on paper hold the softly whispered incantation ‘all the rivers were female’.

Mark Making | All The Rivers Were Female

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