Hinterland 2009
Hinterland was inspired by 18th & 19th century romantic painting and the controls exerted on society by military forces in Ireland at that time, the work uses the extremes of light and dark to expose a suppressed hysteria. The claustrophobic interior spaces of the forts, which almost shut out the light, are expressive of control. The images are suffocating and relentlessly dark, but not hopeless, there is a way out. Photographs from Charles Fort & Fort Davies in Cork Harbour were exhibited at Tom Barry's Bar 'Light Box' series of exhibitions Cork 2009 in association with the Cork Artists Collective.