Invasive Species, 2022
As an artist and oyster farmer based in the West of Ireland, my work examines the complicated relationships between land, landscape and ecology in a rural space. Layering conflicting histories of colonialism and invasion with current issues of biodiversity and coastal erosion, I work with photography and moving image installation. Text features in my work to create narrative and reference. Embracing the sublime, my site-specific work investigates the allure of the rural landscape whilst acknowledging the dark histories of the past. Creating an immersive experience, my work links the many pasts with the present within the landscape, giving an insight into realities and expectations regarding place and sustainability within the Irish rural environment.