Siamsa Tíre

Along The Western Shore / I gCladach An Iarthar

Denis O'Connor

Sculpture by Denis O'Connor featuring hammer from an exhibition at Siamsa TíreSculpture by Denis O'Connor with boulder and latter from an exhibition at Siamsa Tíre

I gCladach an Iarthair is an extension of the ongoing narrative which Denis has formed between his work and the greater West Cork environment.

The exhibition includes a series of Denis’s sculpture works which he has been making in response to experiences and visual meanderings of his time here, “Along the Western Shore”.

Denis describes the physical structuring of the landscape as an influence on his work, which references the perspective of the landscape as seen from being on the water.  He describes the experience as one that ‘is not a traditional view of the landscape’.

On the land, Denis’s interest lies in the narrative created from traceries of derelict farm houses, monastic sites, famine ridges, the destruction of ancient field patterns, and landmarks. His work, in essence, brings to the fore his impression of both the topographic features he encounters whilst considering its human influence and story.