Beachcombing Series/Sculpture in Context Exhibition - Botanic Gardens
The Beachcombing Series of porcelain sculptures was initially inspired by James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, and Olwyn Foueré's performance of Riverrun (based on the same literary work), following the passage of the River Liffey from source to sea. In Tolka Passage and Tolka flow - two pieces exhibited as part of the Scultupre in Context Exhibition - the smaller Tolka River is re-imagined as it passes tranquilly through the National Botanic Gardens in Drumcondra. Looking through the clear waters, one can see small stones, worn wmooth from their rolling passage along the water-etched river bed. The porcelain scultpures in this series are displayed on pieces of reclaimed slate slabs, or in simple wooden frames.