“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.”
― Victor Hugo,
On Thursday 12 May I will be opening an exhibition for photographer Kate Quinn in Ardkeen Hospital as part of the Healing Arts Trust project. At the same time some of my own work will be shown in a group exhibition called Lens Flare in Central Arts in Waterford City. I’m not sure which is more unsettling, showing my work in public or speaking in public! Both are fairly daunting.
Last week I met Kate to learn more about her story. We talked about dealing with life struggles and everything that we love about photography. I have been using the term “contemplative” to describe my photography and I found that Kate and I had similar experiences of the flow state, of elevation, of the new perspectives that observation and paying attention to nature can bring. While Kate is exploring her own dialysis experiences through her art, she invites all of us to ponder bigger questions about life and meaning. You will all be welcome to attend in Ardkeen Hospital, Waterford, at 6PM on May 12th or to drop in anytime to see this beautiful and thought provoking work.
Meanwhile Lens Flare is also opening in Central Arts on May 12th until June 9th. If you are passing by drop in and have a look at some work from my Squarefulness Collection.
And finally in this unusually newsy post I have a wonderful gift for one of you this week. The Inky Path “Mother May I” Master Class in Writing commences on May 16th. “The program is rich enough to inspire your muse and get you to enjoy writing your “mother stories” and short enough to preclude overwhelm. If you like writing, storytelling, and creative field trips down memory lane, we’re sure you’ll find this class delightful.”
The two wonderful guides of this adventure, Cigdem and Jena have offered a complimentary seat in this online programme worth 99 dollars for one of YOU! Leave a comment on this post, and I will draw a name at random, at 5 PM on Saturday 14th May. I will post the lucky winner’s name here that evening.
Wishing you a very calm……..Good luck!